Management of Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures in the Athlete.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Metacarpal and phalangeal fractures are common injuries in athletes and occur frequently in contact and ball-handling sports. They usually result after direct hits from other players or athletic equipment. The fractures often are minimally displaced and require a short period of immobilization followed by early range of motion for expeditious return to play. Unstable or intra-articular fractures may require operative fixation. Open reduction and internal fixation afford the most stability while allowing for early rehabilitation. Athletes represent a unique population, and treatment of these fractures requires consideration of specific sport, timing of injury, and level of play.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wahl, EP; Richard, MJ

Published Date

  • April 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 401 - 422

PubMed ID

  • 32115091

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-228X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.csm.2019.12.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States