The Suzuki Frame for Complex Intraarticular Fractures of the Thumb

@article{Keramidas2005TheSF,
  title={The Suzuki Frame for Complex Intraarticular Fractures of the Thumb},
  author={Evangelos Keramidas and Gavin Miller},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={116},
  pages={1326-1331}
}
Background: Suzuki et al. in 1994 described the pins and rubber traction system for comminuted intraarticular fractures and fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the hand. The authors used the pins and rubber traction system to treat five complex fractures of the thumb. Methods: From February of 1999 to April of 2003, five patients, four men and one woman, had a pins and rubber traction system applied for complex fractures of the interphalangeal joint (two patients) and… 
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