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Hand Clin. 2013 Nov;29(4):507-18. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2013.09.004.

Current management of metacarpal fractures.

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Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Health System, 2130 Taubman Center, SPC 5340, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340, USA.

Abstract

Metacarpal fractures are common, and many can be managed nonoperatively with appropriate reduction and immobilization. As with any hand fracture, the primary goals are to achieve anatomic and stable reduction, bony union, and early mobilization to minimize disability. Appropriate treatment requires a keen understanding of the types of fractures, their inherent stability, and the available treatment options. Functional outcomes depend on appropriate treatment and early range of motion whenever possible.

KEYWORDS:

Bony fixation; Hand fractures; Hand injury; Metacarpal fractures

PMID:
24209950
DOI:
10.1016/j.hcl.2013.09.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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