Treatment of closed unstable metacarpal fractures using percutaneous transverse fixation with Kirschner wires.

@article{Galanakis2003TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of closed unstable metacarpal fractures using percutaneous transverse fixation with Kirschner wires.},
  author={Ioannis A Galanakis and Agisilaos C Aligizakis and Pavlos Katonis and Giorgos Papadokostakis and Kostantinos Stergiopoulos and Alexandros Hadjipavlou},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={509-13}
}
BACKGROUND The vast majority of metacarpal bone fractures are stable and are treated conservatively; however, when surgical intervention is to be preferred, many different operative procedures have been described. The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the anatomic and functional outcome of percutaneous transverse fixation with Kirschner wires (K-wires) of closed metacarpal neck, shaft. and intra-articular fractures of the base of the fifth metacarpal. METHODS Twenty-four… CONTINUE READING