Lag screw fixation of a proximal phalanx fracture using Synthes® 15 mm Compact Hand Set
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Proximal phalangeal fractures are fairly common, with their incidence being second only to the metacarpal fractures in the hand. Malunion of these fractures can result in scissoring of the fingers or pseudoclawing, which interfere with the normal function of the hand. Reduction, stabilization and early mobilization are essential for optimal outcomes following this injury.
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Author:Mr Manish Gupta FRCS Tr & Orth
Institution: The Queen Elizabeth Hispital, Birmingham, UK.