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Orthop Rev. 1991 Jan;20(1):27-32.

Articular fractures of the hand. Part I: Guidelines for assessment.

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Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.


Articular fractures of the hand represent a particularly challenging group of injuries owing to the frequent comminution of the fractured bone, disruption of a finely balanced soft-tissue sleeve, and a propensity for scarring and contractures. Assessment of these fractures must include accurate delineation of the injury, using roentgenographic and computed tomographic imaging to define articular congruency, and a precise examination to determine stability.

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