volar pipj dislocations

Finger Fractures

Incidence

 

1 / 1000 per year female

1.5 / 1000 per year male

 

Phalangeal fractures

- represent more than half of all hand fractures

 

Goals of Treatment

 

Restore normal function of the finger

 

1.  Restoration of bony anatomy

 

2.  Early motion

- inherent fracture stability

- splinting

- adequate internal fixation

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