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Fractures of the Proximal Phalanx and Those Involving the Metacarpo-Phalangeal Joint

  • David J. ShewringEmail author
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Abstract

Fractures of the proximal phalanx are amongst the most common affecting the hand. In a large study by Stanton et al. [1], the proximal phalanx accounted for 17 % of 691 hand fractures studied. Although many of these fractures can be treated non-operatively [2], they can be unforgiving, particularly those affecting the phalangeal shaft [3].

Keywords

Fracture Phalanx Avulsion Condyle K-wire Lag screw Nonunion Malunion Osteotomy Internal fixation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and OrthopaedicsUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

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