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Metacarpal Fractures

  • Nick G. LasanianosEmail author
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
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Abstract

Fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges constitute approximately 10 % of all fractures whilst metacarpal fractures account for 30–40 % of all hand fractures.

Keywords

Small Finger Metacarpal Fracture Dorsal Angulation Hand Fracture Orthopaedic Trauma Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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