Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Lawrence Bramlage, Alan Ruggles, Jörg Auer, Jeffrey Watkins, Patricia Hogan

Phalanges

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Glossary

Approach
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The skin incision is made dorsolaterally over the common/long digital extensor tendon. The incision extends from the carpo-metacarpal/-tarsal joint to the distal McIII/MtIII physis.


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The lateral digital extensor tendon is split longitudinally and a “Z-plasty” created if additional exposure is needed.

v1.3 2013-11-20