Early Protected Movement vs. Splinting for Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fracture
Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Early Protected Movement and Splinting for Fifth Metacarpal Neck FracturePlast Surg (Oakv). 2022 Feb;30(1): 6-15.
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Thirty-seven patients with 5th metacarpal neck fractures were randomized to receive elastic bandaging with early protective movement (n=16) or splinting (n=21). The outcomes of interest included the Brief Michigan Hand Questionnaire (bMHQ) and grip strength, as well as cost of intervention. Outcomes were assessed up to 12 weeks follow-up. No significant differences were observed between the two gr...
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