Old principles revisited--traction splinting for closed proximal phalangeal fractures.


Proximal phalangeal fractures are commonly caused by a blunt injury to the dorsum of the hand. This typically results in a closed transverse fracture with volar angulation, which is an inherently unstable fracture pattern. K-wiring and internal fixation have the disadvantage of damage to the soft tissue envelope, risk of infection and wire loosening. We… (More)


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