A New Fixation Technique for Oblique Metacarpal Fractures
Bola Adel Alfy Hakim*
Orthopaedic Department, Horus Specialized Hospital, Luxor, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Bola Adel Alfy Hakim, Orthopaedic Department, Horus Specialized Hospital, Luxor, Egypt.
May 17, 2023; Published: June 21, 2023
Hand fractures are prevalent in the general population, with manual workers and athletes who participate in contact sports (such as boxers and football players) showing a relative propensity . A metacarpal fracture is a fracture in one of the five metacarpal bones of the hand. They are classified as head, neck, shaft, and base fractures (from the metacarpophalangeal joint distal to the wrist proximal) . One of the most frequent metacarpal fractures is known as a boxer fracture and affects the fourth or fifth metacarpal. These injuries can occur as a result of direct strikes to the dorsal hand or axial loading pressures, among other mechanisms .
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