Updated: 5/9/2016

Approach to IP Joint of the Toes

Review Topic
  • For great toe make 2.5 cm incision medially
  • For 5th digit make lateral incision
  • For 2nd-4th toe make incision just lateral to extensor tendon
Deep Dissection
  • Disect through subcutaneous tissues and fascia to joint capsule.
  • Reflect dorsal digital nerves and arteries dorsally and plantar digital artery and nerve plantarward.
  • Open capsule transversely or longitudinally

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