Hand Fractures: Indications, the Tried and True and New Innovations JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME Cheah, A. E., Yao, J. 2016; 41 (6): 712-722


Hand fractures are the second most common fracture of the upper extremity, and management of patients with these injuries is common for most hand surgery practices. In this article, we outline the principles of management of these injuries with a special focus on those that are common or complex. We also highlight recent innovations in the context of these injuries. From this cross-section of contemporary evidence on phalangeal and metacarpal fracture treatment, we have noted a trend toward minimally invasive surgery with immediate postoperative mobilization, the use of wide-awake anesthesia, as well as sustained investigation and innovation in the biomechanics and treatment of proximal interphalangeal joint fracture dislocations.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.03.007

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