Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Fiesky Nuñez, Terry Axelrod

Metacarpals - Shaft, multifragmentary

General considerations

Comminuted fractures often result from crushing or high-energy injuries and may involve several metacarpals. Compartment syndrome may occur with these types of injuries, and fasciotomy may therefore be necessary. These fractures tend to be very unstable.

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