Proximal interphalangeal joint fractures treated with a dynamic external fixator: A multicenter and retrospective study of 88 cases.

@article{Plissier2015ProximalIJ,
  title={Proximal interphalangeal joint fractures treated with a dynamic external fixator: A multicenter and retrospective study of 88 cases.},
  author={Philippe P{\'e}lissier and Fabienne Gobel and Hussein Choughri and J M Alet},
  journal={Chirurgie de la main},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={245-50}
}
Ligamentotaxis is now a well-established treatment method for proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint fractures. Despite satisfactory results, the technique is considered complex and the devices cumbersome. The aim of this study was to evaluate a miniaturized dynamic external fixator (Ligamentotaxor(®)) for the management of these fractures. Eighty-six patients with 88 fractures of the PIP joint were treated at 10 European hand surgery centers. The device was applied within eight days of the… CONTINUE READING