Percutaneous Intramedullary Headless Screw Fixation and Wide-Awake Anesthesia to Treat Metacarpal Fractures: Early Results in 25 Patients.

@article{Poggetti2018PercutaneousIH,
  title={Percutaneous Intramedullary Headless Screw Fixation and Wide-Awake Anesthesia to Treat Metacarpal Fractures: Early Results in 25 Patients.},
  author={Andrea Poggetti and Anna Maria Nucci and Thomas A H Giesen and Maurizio Calcagni and Stefano Marchetti and Michele Lisanti},
  journal={Journal of hand and microsurgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          16-21
        }
}
Metacarpal fractures constitute 7.8% of the upper extremity fractures. The common treatments remain nonsurgical procedure, but high-demanding patients or unstable fractures require fixation with Kirschner wire (K-wires), plate, and screws. However, these approaches may cause scarring and adhesion with poor functional results. From 2014 to 2015, the authors used an intramedullary headless screw to treat 25 patients (24 men, 1 woman) with metacarpal bones fractures (20 V, 3 IV, 1 III, and 1 II… CONTINUE READING
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