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Single retrograde intramedullary wire fixation of metacarpal shaft fractures

CHAMMAA, RH and THOMAS, Peter BM and KHALIL, A (2010) Single retrograde intramedullary wire fixation of metacarpal shaft fractures. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 76. pp. 751-757. ISSN 0001-6462

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Abstract or description

From 1993 to present day, 110 metacarpal fractures
in 89 patients were stabilised using a method of
inserting a percutaneous intramedullary wire. This
allowed for early unimpeded movement in wrist and
hand together with ease of wire removal in clinic.
Reduction was maintained in all patients until frac-
ture healing, and there were no malunions. One was
re-done owing to inadequate reduction intra-opera-
tively, which thereafter united. One re-fractured and
was subsequently treated non-operatively. There
were two superficial infections. One patient was lost
to follow-up at 4 weeks ; the rest regained a full
range of pain-free movement. In a final assessment of
62 patients, the mean DASH score was 4.6.
We recommend this technique for metacarpal frac-
tures that are : transverse and off-ended ; angulated
transverse or short oblique ; multiple transverse or
short oblique. We do not recommend this technique
for long oblique or rotationally malaligned fractures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B800 Medical Technology
H100 General Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering
Depositing User: Peter OGRODNIK
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2012 15:12
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 15:13
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/80

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