Multiple Carpo-Metacarpal Dislocations Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Ten patients with closed multiple carpo-metacarpal dislocations have been reviewed. Closed manipulation was found to be successful if performed within two days of the injury. Plaster cast immobilisation supplemented by percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation is recommended to maintain the reduction, due to the unstable nature of the dislocation. Early appropriate treatment of these injuries carries a good prognosis.

publication date

  • February 1989