Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Fiesky Nuñez, Terry Axelrod

Metacarpals

Overview

Dorsal approach to metacarpals i

The dorsal approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures of the diaphysis and metaphysis of metacarpals.

The dorsal approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures of the diaphysis and metaphysis of metacarpals.

Dorsal to 2nd metacarpal i

The dorsal approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures of the diaphysis and metaphysis of the second metacarpal.

The dorsal approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures of the diaphysis and metaphysis of the second metacarpal.

Dorsal to 5th metacarpal i

The dorsal approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures of the diaphysis and metaphysis of the fifth metacarpal.

The dorsal approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures of the diaphysis and metaphysis of the fifth metacarpal.

Dorsal to base of 5th metacarpal i

This approach is used for intraarticular fractures of the fifth metacarpal base, fracture dislocations of the fifth carpo-metacarpal joint, and for tendon avulsion fractures of the extensor carpi ulnaris.

This approach is used for intraarticular fractures of the fifth metacarpal base, fracture dislocations of the fifth carpo-metacarpal joint, and for tendon avulsion fractures of the extensor carpi ulnaris.

Dorsal to the MCP joint i

This approach is indicated for intraarticular fractures of the metacarpal head, injuries of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) collateral ligaments (either avulsion fractures or ligament ruptures), and intra- or extraarticular fractures of the base ...

This approach is indicated for intraarticular fractures of the metacarpal head, injuries of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) collateral ligaments (either avulsion fractures or ligament ruptures), and intra- or extraarticular fractures of the base of the proximal phalanx.

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