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Vol:218 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14437
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Early Protected Movement vs. Splinting for Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fracture

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OrthoEvidence. Early Protected Movement vs. Splinting for Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fracture. ACE Report. 2022;218(1):1. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Early Protected Movement and Splinting for Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fracture

Plast Surg (Oakv). 2022 Feb;30(1): 6-15.

Contributing Authors:
H Retrouvey J Jakubowski M Al-Taha A Steve H Augustine MJ Stein B Al-Halabi JI Efanov A Morzycki D Tang M LeBlanc P Binhammer Collaborative Canadian Plastic Surgery Research

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Thirty-seven patients with 5th metacarpal neck fractures were randomized to receive elastic bandaging with early protective movement (n=16) or splinting (n=21). The outcomes of interest included the Brief Michigan Hand Questionnaire (bMHQ) and grip strength, as well as cost of intervention. Outcomes were assessed up to 12 weeks follow-up. No significant differences were observed between the two gr...

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