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Thumb Metacarpal Fractures

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

Fractures of the thumb metacarpal are grossly divided to intra-articular and extra-articular [1–4] (Fig. 30.1).

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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