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Hand Fracture and Dislocations of the Phalanges eMedicine Plastics

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Description: Phalangeal fractures are common injuries that may significantly affect hand function if not managed appropriately. Closed treatment has been the mainstay of treatment. Percutaneous pinning allowed the conversion of more unstable fracture patterns to stable configurations capable of tolerating early motion. More recently, minifragment screws and plates were developed to assist in the management of complex phalangeal fractures.
Synonyms and related keywords: phalangeal injuries, phalangeal fractures, phalangeal dislocation, proximal interphalangeal joint, PIPJ, finger injuries, finger fracture, broken finger, dislocated finger, jammed finger, finger dislocation, PIP joint, PIP, axial blow, crush injury, crushed finger
Divelbiss & Baratz 2008

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Author/Contact: Divelbiss & Baratz
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Apr 03 2008