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Dislocations and joint injuries in the hand

Peter Burge

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012021

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Dislocations and joint injuries in the hand

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Dislocation – X-ray first if possible, then early reduction

Many injuries can be treated with splintage

Many unstable injuries can be treated with percutaneous wire fixation

Chronic instability most commonly affects the thumb

CMC joint injuries often need wiring if unstable.

Chapter.  6101 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Sports and Exercise Medicine

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