Extra-articular fractures of the proximal phalanges of the fingers: a comparison of 2 methods of functional, conservative treatment

Franz, T; von Wartburg, U; Schibli-Beer, S; Jung, F J; Jandali, A R; Calcagni, M; Hug, U (2012). Extra-articular fractures of the proximal phalanges of the fingers: a comparison of 2 methods of functional, conservative treatment. Journal of hand surgery - American volume, 37(5), pp. 889-98. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.02.017

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For nonsurgical treatment of fractures of the proximal phalanges of the triphalangeal fingers, different dynamic casts have been described. The main principle behind these casts is advancement and tightening of the extensor hood, caused by a combination of blocking the metacarpophalangeal joints in flexion and actively flexing the proximal interphalangeal joints. In contrast to established treatment protocols using functional forearm casts, the Lucerne cast allows for free mobilization of the wrist joint. The purpose of the current multicenter study was to compare the results of conservative, functional treatment using 2 different methods, either a forearm cast or a Lucerne cast.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Hand Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Franz, Torsten

ISSN:

0363-5023

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:23

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 21:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.02.017

PubMed ID:

22483180

Web of Science ID:

000303632500003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/8098 (FactScience: 213572)

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