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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: Open Access Journal

Case Report(ISSN: 2638-6003)

A Series of Cases of Catastrophic Fingers Treated with a Variety of Dynamic External Fixator Volume 3 - Issue 3

Francesca Teodonno1*, Alberto Abad Arevalillo3, Daniel López Dorado1, María Brotat Rodríguez1, Pablo Vadillo Cardona2 and Patricia Crespo Lastras1

  • 1Infanta Elena University Hospital, Spain
  • 2La Paz University Hospital, Spain
  • 3Tajo University Hospital, Spain

Received: January 24, 2020;   Published: January 31, 2020

Corresponding author: Francesca Teodonno, Francesca Teodonno, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Infanta Elena Hospital, Valdemoro, Madrid, Spain

DOI: 10.32474/OSMOAJ.2020.03.000165


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Complex intra-articular phalanx fractures are challenging to treat. The combination of anatomic reduction and stable fixation while preserving the vascularization of bone fragments, followed by early mobilization is the ideal treatment. In our series of cases, two “catastrophic fingers” were treated with an easy-to-build external fixator composed by 1.2 mm Kirschner wires passed through a needle cap. At final follow up, both patients presented a satisfactory ROM, with a good function of the finger. It is considered an acceptable treatment for these types of injuries that require urgent care.

Keywords: Catastrophic Fingers; External Fixator; Hand Trauma; Phalanx Fractures

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