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Anton Fürst, Wayne McIlwraith, Dean Richardson

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Jörg Auer

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Incision proximal metaphyseal spike

Usually, stab incisions only are sufficient for fracture repair of the lateral metacarpal/metatarsal condyle supervised arthroscopically as well as for screw fixation of incomplete fractures of the medial metacarpal/metatarsal condyle and Salter Harris Type II fractures of Mc/MtIII. Stab incisions are also used for the treatment of angular limb deformities by growth retardation or acceleration.

1. Stab incision

In displaced fractures a small incision is made at the level of the proximal metaphyseal spike. This allows accurate reduction of the fracture. A more extensive incision can be made if reduction proves to be difficult.

incision proximal metaphyseal spike