Scientific article

Proximal fractures of the fifth metacarpal: a retrospective analysis of 25 operated cases

Published inJournal of hand surgery. European volume, vol. 25, no. 3, p. 253-257
Publication date2000

The clinical and radiological outcomes of 25 surgically treated fractures of the proximal third of the fifth metacarpal were retrospectively analysed. Many different methods of osteosynthesis were used. At follow-up after a mean of 3.3 years, 15 of 25 patients had no pain. Most patients regained a nearly full range of motion in the adjacent joints and more than 90% of the contralateral grip strength. X-ray signs of degenerative arthritis in the metacarpohamate joint were observed in 10 of 25 patients. Pain was found to be directly correlated with the presence of degenerative changes.

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Female
  • Finger Injuries/surgery
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Fractures, Bone/surgery
  • Hand Strength
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metacarpus/injuries/surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
PAPALOIZOS, Michael et al. Proximal fractures of the fifth metacarpal: a retrospective analysis of 25 operated cases. In: Journal of hand surgery. European volume, 2000, vol. 25, n° 3, p. 253–257. doi: 10.1054/jhsb.2000.0375
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ISSN of the journal1753-1934

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