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={M. S. Muller and R. Poolman and M. V. Hoogstraten and E. Steller},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={123},
  pages={534-537}
}
  • M. S. Muller, R. Poolman, +1 author E. Steller
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
  • BackgroundThe 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… CONTINUE READING

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