Methods and pitfalls in treatment of fractures in the digits

Reena A. Bhatt*, Scott Schmidt, Felix Stang

*Corresponding author for this work
2 Citations (Scopus)


This article describes the indications for and methods of managing phalangeal fractures. The fractures around the finger joints are particularly difficult to treat. The technical details and pitfalls for these cases are discussed in detail. The problems associated with the phalangeal fractures such as articular destruction, nonunion, and postoperative care are also discussed. The authors present their preferred surgical treatment, with review of recent advancement regarding the treatment of phalangeal fractures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)429-450
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2014


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