Immediate mobilization gives good results in boxer's fractures with volar angulation up to 70 degrees: a prospective randomized trial comparing immediate mobilization with cast immobilization

@article{Muller2003ImmediateMG,
  title={Immediate mobilization gives good results in boxer's fractures with volar angulation up to 70 degrees: a prospective randomized trial comparing immediate mobilization with cast immobilization},
  author={Markwin G. Statius Muller and Rudolf W. Poolman and M. Julie van Hoogstraten and E. Philip Steller},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={123},
  pages={534-537}
}
The management of the subcapital fracture of the fifth metacarpal bone, the boxer's fracture, is still a matter of debate. Besides the question of which rate of angulation is acceptable before a reduction becomes necessary, recommendations for further treatment of this fracture vary as well. Therefore, the aim of our study was to compare randomly and prospectively the results of an immobilization treatment for 3 weeks with cast with a functional treatment, all with accepted angulations up to 70… CONTINUE READING
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