Executive Editor: Chris Colton

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

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Percutaneous through finger tip
Marking K-wire track in order to avoid unnecessary radiation from image intensification enlarge

Marking K-wire track

In order to avoid unnecessary radiation from image intensification, mark the planned track of the K-wire with a skin marker (or methylene blue) on the distal phalanx, in both the AP and the lateral aspects.


Make a 1 cm horizontal incision just beneath the free border of the nail, over the center of the distal phalanx enlarge

Incision

Make a 1 cm horizontal incision just beneath the free border of the nail, over the center of the distal phalanx.
Bluntly dissect the subcutaneous tissues to the tip of the distal phalanx.

v1.0 2008-11-08