Proximal fractures of the fifth metacarpal: a retrospective analysis of 25 operated cases.

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serval:BIB_D1125630989E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Proximal fractures of the fifth metacarpal: a retrospective analysis of 25 operated cases.
Journal
Journal of Hand Surgery
Author(s)
Papaloizos M.Y., Le Moine P., Prues-Latour V., Borisch N., Della Santa D.R.
ISSN
0266-7681 (Print)
ISSN-L
0266-7681
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2000
Volume
25
Number
3
Pages
253-257
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The clinical and radiological outcomes of 25 surgically treated fractures of the proximal third of the fifth metacarpal were retrospectively analysed. Many different methods of osteosynthesis were used. At follow-up after a mean of 3.3 years, 15 of 25 patients had no pain. Most patients regained a nearly full range of motion in the adjacent joints and more than 90% of the contralateral grip strength. X-ray signs of degenerative arthritis in the metacarpohamate joint were observed in 10 of 25 patients. Pain was found to be directly correlated with the presence of degenerative changes.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Child, Female, Finger Injuries/surgery, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Fractures, Bone/surgery, Hand Strength, Humans, Male, Metacarpus/injuries, Metacarpus/surgery, Middle Aged, Retrospective Studies, Treatment Outcome
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