Dorsal approach to MT1 & MTPJ
This approach is useful for tendon injuries and ORIF of the distal metatarsal, first MTP dislocations that are irreducible and proximal phalanx fractures.
Dorsal approach to P1
This approach is indicated for posttraumatic hammer toes.
Plantar approach to DIP joint
This approach is indicated for
Dorsal approach to DIP joint
This approach is indicated for an arthrodesis of a painful flexion contracture of the DIP joint.
In a combined procedure, a longitudinal incision may be a better choice as it allows for a possible extension.