Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx and Those Involving the Metacarpo-Phalangeal Joint
Fractures of the proximal phalanx are amongst the most common affecting the hand. In a large study by Stanton et al. , the proximal phalanx accounted for 17 % of 691 hand fractures studied. Although many of these fractures can be treated non-operatively , they can be unforgiving, particularly those affecting the phalangeal shaft .
KeywordsFracture Phalanx Avulsion Condyle K-wire Lag screw Nonunion Malunion Osteotomy Internal fixation
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