The aim of this study is to describe the technique and first results of treatment of metacarpal fractures of children and adolescents with a new method. Fractures of the second to fifth metacarpal bone were treated with only one Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nail (ESIN) and followed prospectively. These patients were reviewed at a mean follow-up time of 9 months. Patient�s satisfaction was very high, especially because of almost no postoperative pain and lack of immobilization This method offers an effective and safe alternative in the treatment of closed displaced fractures of the 2nd to 5th metacarpus without significant complications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)