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The use of titanium miniplates in arthrodesis of the interphalangeal joints and a metacarpal neck fracture.
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PMID:  16457048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges are the most common fractures of the upper extremity. Hand fractures can be complicated by deformity because of no treatment, stiffness due to overtreatment, and both due to inappropriate treatment. "Boxer's" fractures of the fifth metacarpal neck are rarely seen in professional boxers, they are fare more common in people who hit solid objects such as walls. Controversy exists regarding the optimum treatment. General indications for arthrodesis of hand joints of the hand include pain, instability, or deformity combined with a loss of motor control or bony stock sufficient to support arthroplasty. When all previous attempts to restore painless motion fail, arthrodesis of the joint becomes the method of choice. The most commonly arthrodesed finger joints are distal interphalangeal (DIP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and the interphalangeal (IP) joint of the thumb. The position of joint arthrodesis should be individual depending on the patient's needs. (Fig. 13, Ref. 6).
R Bansky; N Racz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavské lekárske listy     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-06     Completed Date:  2006-02-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Arthrodesis / instrumentation,  methods*
Bone Plates*
Finger Joint / surgery*
Fractures, Bone / surgery*
Metacarpal Bones / injuries*,  surgery
Middle Aged
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