Injuries to metacarpal bones
Fracture of metacarpal I
Fracture of metacarpal II
Fracture of metacarpal III
Fracture of metacarpal IV
Fracture of metacarpal V
Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joints
Rupture of collateral ligaments of metacarpophalangeal joints
can be caused by blow on dorsum of hand
May affect one or more bones.
May be shaft or neck fracture
Fractures of metacarpal I and V are not very stable
Fractures of neck of
are the commonest and the most stable.
Immobilize the finger with its neighbor if it is a single shaft fracture. Neck fractures occur usually with some angulation. Transverse fractures may be slow to unite.
To avoid dropped knuckle complication which follows angulation of the metacarpal fracture, place in a
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