3 years ago

Carpometacarpal 4/5 Fracture Dislocations: Fracture Morphology and Surgical Treatment

Svenna H. W. L. Verhiel, William J. Knaus, Frank J. Simeone, Chaitanya S. Mudgal
We conducted a retrospective review of six patients with carpometacarpal (CMC) ⅘ fracture-dislocations managed with ORIF by a single surgeon between October 2006 and August 2017. An open, dorsal approach to the hamate was used with a combination of interfragmentary screw fixation and Kirschner wire reduction in the CMC joints. At a mean of 96 days follow-up (range: 31–265), all patients had recovered wrist motion, excellent grip strength, and complete resolution of pain. There were no complications or reoperations during the postoperative period. Radiographic review showed restoration of anatomy and well-maintained congruity of the CMC joints. Our study has shown favorable outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation of the hamate body fracture with interfragmentary screws, when combined with stabilization of the CMC dislocation with percutaneous Kirschner wires. Fracture morphology does not appear to guide choice for specific hardware (size screw, headed/headless) or use of a washer. This is a level IV, therapeutic study.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1692326

DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692326

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