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Antegrade vs. retrograde IM pinning in displaced fifth metacarpal neck fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Antegrade intramedullary pinning versus retrograde intramedullary pinning for displaced fifth metacarpal neck fractures

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 May;473(5):1747-54.

Contributing Authors: JK Kim DJ Kim

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Synopsis

46 adult male patients with displaced fifth metacarpal neck fractures were included in the study. Patients were randomized to undergo surgery with either an antegrade intramedullary pinning technique or a retrograde intramedullary pinning technique to compare several clinical and radiographic outcomes between these procedures. The study found that while the antegrade approach yielded significantly...

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