This approach is indicated for extraarticular fractures of the first metacarpal, and for periarticular fractures of the first carpo-metacarpal joint.
This approach is indicated for intraarticular fractures of the first carpo-metacarpal joint, such as the Bennett, or Rolando, injuries.
This approach is indicated for intraarticular, or periarticular, fractures of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the thumb.
This approach is indicated for intraarticular and avulsion fractures.
The midaxial approach is indicated for oblique, spiral, comminuted, or transverse fractures, of the diaphysis and metaphysis.
This approach is indicated for intraarticular fractures, arthrodesis and avulsion fractures.
The dorsal approach to the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint is indicated for intraarticular fractures.
It is also useful for coronal plane fractures of the condyles of the proximal phalanx.
Central slip avulsion fractures from the dorsal base of the middle phalanx are an ideal indication for this approach.
The percutaneous approach through the finger tip is indicated for K-wire
procedures of the distal phalanx.
The dorsal approach to the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint is indicated for extensor tendon avulsion fractures of the dorsal base of the distal phalanx, or intraarticular fractures with palmar dislocation.
It is also indicated for DIP arthrodesis.
The palmar approach is indicated for avulsion fractures of the palmar base of the distal phalanx.