Abductor pollicis longus suspensionplasty surgical technique

Fcr Tendon And Trapezium

A 6-cm curvilinear incision is made from 2 finger breadths proximal to the radial styloid process, to 1 cm distal to the base of the meta-carpal (Fig. 2A). The radial artery is exposed and retracted, as are branches of the radial sensory nerve. The first extensor compartment retinacu-lum is released, as would be performed for De-Quervain's disease, leaving the volar attachment intact. At the myotendinous junction of the APL, the ulnarmost slip of APL is released, and freed to the level of its...