Nouraiz Shakoor, Umair Ahmed, Usama Ali Nawazish, Hisbullah Riaz Ansari, Sadaf Saddiq, Amer Aziz
Pakistan Journal of Medical & Health Sciences



Functional Outcome of Closed Metacarpal Fractures Treated with Mini Fragment Plates and Screws

Nouraiz Shakoor, Umair Ahmed, Usama Ali Nawazish, Hisbullah Riaz Ansari, Sadaf Saddiq, Amer Aziz



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To assess the functional outcome after metacarpal fracture fixation with mini fragment plates.

Study design: Prospective cohort study

Place and duration of study: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, GTTH, Lahore from 01-01-2015 to 31-07-2020.

Methodology: Sixteen patients who were operated with mini fragment plates for metacarpal fractures. Functional outcome was evaluated with help of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Total Active Flexion (TAF) score and the disabilities of the arm, shoulder.

Results: Union was achieved in all patients. The functional outcome was excellent in 13 and good in 2 and poor in 1. Three cases of infection (all superficial) were noted, which settled with dressings and antibiotics.

Conclusion: Mini fragment plates for metacarpals fractures are a good option, providing early mobilization and excellent functional outcome.

Keywords: Functional outcome, Metacarpal fracture, Mini fragment plat, Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF)



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