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CURRENT CONCEPTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BOXER'S FRACTURE.

Georgian Medical News 2024 Februrary
Fractures of the metacarpal particularly the 5th metacarpal is quite common among all hand fractures and has a high incidence in male adult population. Proper management of these fractures plays a key role in rehabilitation and early return to work thus reducing the economic burden. Treatment of these injuries depends on the type of injury: whether it is a closed/open fracture, degree of angulation at the fracture site and also mal-rotation and shortening of the finger. Non-operative management is suitable for fractures which are closed, non-displaced and without angulation or rotation. Open fractures, fractures with angulation and/or mal-rotation and fractures with neuro-vascular injury are more suitable for operative management. The acceptable angulation for conservative management for most studies is 70 degrees. Buddy strapping with a Futura splint provides good functional results. In fractures requiring operative intervention, K-wire fixation is a minimally invasive method of fixation, which in most cases has good functional results. Plate and screw fixation, however, is preferred for cases with significant comminution or multiple metacarpal fractures.

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