Executive Editor: Chris Colton

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

Thumb - Proximal phalanx: Metaphyseal (head), Transverse

Overview

Midaxial to the proximal phalanx i

For proximal fractures, make a skin incision from B to C. For further exposure the incision can be extended to A.

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

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