Surgical treatment of intra-articular fractures of the trapezium.

  title={Surgical treatment of intra-articular fractures of the trapezium.},
  author={Francis Xavier McGuigan and Randall W. Culp},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={27 4},
Eleven patients with intra-articular fractures of the trapezium were evaluated after surgical treatment with a mean follow-up time of 47 months (range, 25-80 mo). There were 6 vertical split and 5 comminuted fractures. All fractures involved high-energy trauma in men. Five resulted from motorcycle accidents. An associated Bennett's fracture occurred in 4 patients. Three fractures went undiagnosed at the time of initial evaluation. At late follow-up evaluation, 8 of 11 patients experienced some… CONTINUE READING


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