Orthop Surg 2016 Aug;8(3):316-22
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China.
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Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2015 Apr 15;135(4):499-504. Epub 2015 Feb 15.
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Sakarya Training and Research Hospital, Eski Kazımpaşa cad. yolu Arabacı alanı mah.Akkent villaları NO:156/25, Serdivan, Sakarya, Turkey,
Introduction: We aimed to compare results of treatment of oblique-spiral metacarpal and phalangeal fractures with screw only or mini plate plus screw, respectively.
Methods: A total of 43 patients who were operated with a diagnosis of displaced, irreducible, unstable, rotational oblique-spiral metacarpal and proximal phalangeal fracture between 2007 and 2010 were included in this study. The mean age of patients with a phalangeal fracture was 33. Read More
Injury 2012 Jun 28;43(6):940-5. Epub 2012 Mar 28.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan.
Background: Plate and screw fixation was introduced for complex fractures of the hand. Several risk factors for a poor functional outcome have been identified, but there is a paucity of evidence regarding predictors of finger stiffness in difficult hand fractures. The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to identify independent prognostic factors of the postoperative total active motion (%TAM) in the treatment of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures. Read More
J Hand Surg Am 2008 Jul-Aug;33(6):857-63
Department of Orthopedics, Ishinkai-Yao General Hospital, Yao-city, Osaka, Japan.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate clinical results for open reduction and internal fixation of unstable metaphyseal fractures of the metacarpal and phalangeal bones using a miniature titanium plate.
Methods: Fifty-one consecutive patients with periarticular fractures with metaphyseal comminution and displacement were enrolled. Intra-articular involvement with a split or depression fracture was identified in 22 hands. Read More
Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015 May 11;473(5):1747-54. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University Medical Center, 1071, Anyangcheonro, Yangcheongu, Seoul, 158-710, South Korea,
Background: Severe angulation or shortening can be a surgical indication for fifth metacarpal neck fracture. In a previous meta-analysis, antegrade intramedullary pinning was shown to produce better hand function outcomes than percutaneous transverse pinning or miniplate fixation for treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures. However, the outcomes of retrograde intramedullary pinning, to our knowledge, have not been compared with those of antegrade intramedullary pinning. Read More