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Arthroscopically assisted percutaneous fixation of Bennett fractures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20117316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arthroscopic-assisted reduction and fixation of Bennett-type fractures of the thumb metacarpal allow for the confirmation of reduction as well as the assessment of the degree of chondral damage. With use of a 1.9-mm arthroscope and a traction tower, direct visualization and reduction is possible. Traditional methods of fixation are used to secure the fracture fragment. Postoperative rehabilitation follows the usual protocol used in both open and percutaneous techniques. However, the potential to obtain and confirm a more accurate articular reduction may reduce the incidence of late arthritis of the thumb carpometacarpal articulation.
Randall W Culp; Jeff W Johnson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroscopy / methods*
Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
Fractures, Bone / surgery*
Metacarpophalangeal Joint / injuries*,  surgery
Thumb / injuries*,  surgery
Young Adult

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