Selection of appropriate treatment options for hand fractures

Douglas M. Sammer, Tarik Husain, Rey Ramirez

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Abstract

Selecting the appropriate treatment method for hand fractures is challenging due to the wide spectrum of presentation and the enormous array of surgical and nonoperative treatment options. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence to help guide decision making is not of high quality. Because of this, the surgeon must rely on a few basic principles to guide treatment. This article provides an overview of the scientific evidence, and discusses the principles and rationale used to treat hand fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-505
Number of pages5
JournalHand clinics
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Hand fractures
  • Metacarpal fractures
  • Phalangeal fractures
  • Principles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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