Common fractures and dislocations of the hand

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Neil F JonesDonald Lalonde

Abstract

After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the concept of early protected movement with Kirschner-wired finger fractures to the hand therapist. 2. Choose the most appropriate method of fracture fixation to achieve the goal of a full range of motion. 3. Describe the methods of treatment available for the most common fractures and dislocations of the hand. The main goal of treatment of hand and finger fractures and dislocations is to attain a full range of wrist and nonscissoring finger motion after the treatment is accomplished. This CME article consists of literature review, illustrations, movies, and an online CME examination to bring the participant recent available information on the topic. The authors reviewed literature regarding the most current treatment strategies for common hand and finger fractures and dislocations. Films were created to illustrate operative and rehabilitation methods used to treat these problems. A series of multiple-choice questions, answers, discussions, and references were written and are provided online so that the participant can receive the full benefit of this review. Many treatment options are available, from buddy and Coban taping to closed reduction with immo...Continue Reading

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Related Concepts

Kirschner Wires
Dislocations
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Hand Injuries
Passive Range of Motion Function
Comminuted Fracture Type
Phalanx of Hand
Metacarpal Bone
Fracture
Dislocations

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