Intra-articular fractures at the base of the fifth metacarpal. A clinical and radiographical study of 64 cases

K Kjaer-Petersen, A G Jurik, L K Petersen

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Abstrakt

The treatment of 64 intra-articular fractures at the base of the fifth metacarpal was studied. 11 fractures with minimal displacement had been immobilised in a plaster cast without reduction. The position was improved in five of 25 fractures treated by closed reduction and a plaster cast, six of nine fractures after percutaneous pinning, and 12 of 19 fractures after open reduction and internal fixation. At follow-up after a median of 4.3 years, 19 of 50 patients answering a questionnaire had intermittent pain, especially on firm grip. 43 patients were re-examined clinically and radiographically: 21 (49%) had decreased grip power, and 28 had radiographical signs of osteoarthrosis.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
Vol/bind17
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)144-7
Antal sider4
ISSN0266-7681
StatusUdgivet - apr. 1992

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