Pediatric Metacarpal Neck Fractures
This chapter will cover the treatment of metacarpal neck fractures. Metacarpal neck fractures are among the most common pediatric hand fracture. Treatment is frequently conservative. However, in some scenarios, surgical intervention is preferred. Rotational and angular deformities may have a detrimental effect on hand function if left untreated. When present, closed reduction and immobilization or surgical fixation may be indicated. In the following text, we will discuss the successful management of a metacarpal neck fracture.
References and Suggested Reading
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