Executive Editor: Chris Colton

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

AO Surgery Reference




Preoperative tendon, motor, sensory and vascular status must carefully be assessed and documented. The goals in treatment of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures remain the same regardless of the method employed. These include:

  • restoration of articular anatomy
  • correction of angular or rotational deformity
  • stabilization of fractures
  • rapid mobilization

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