Volar plate advancement in an adolescent


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Thumb MCP joint instability in an adolescent

Skin incision marked with a dotted line

Dissection through skin to deep tissues

Volar plate identified

Bone of metacarpal head prepared

Bone anchor inserted to fix the volar plate to the bone

Joint stabilised. Joint held temporarily with a wire (for 4-5 weeks). Deep stitch about to be cut





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