Executive Editor: Chris Colton
Authors: Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Fiesky Nuñez, Terry Axelrod
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The hand section of AO Surgery Reference is divided into six areas: distal phalanges, middle phalanges, proximal phalanges, metacarpals, thumb, and carpal bones.
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:
Literature overview of hand fractures
OTD evidence reports: An overview of hand-related studies