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J Hand Surg Br. 2001 Jun;26(3):261-3.

The use of a moulded metacarpal brace versus neighbour strapping for fractures of the little finger metacarpal neck.

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Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, UK. ianjharding@hotmail.com

Abstract

Seventy-three patients with fractures of the neck of the little finger metacarpal were randomized to treatment with a moulded metacarpal brace or neighbour strapping. Sixty-five of these attended for follow-up at 3 weeks. Both treatment modalities permitted a functional range of movement, but patients treated with the metacarpal brace had significantly less pain than those treated with neighbour strapping, and this facilitated an early return to work.

PMID:
11386781
DOI:
10.1054/jhsb.2000.0509
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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