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Comparison of Osteosynthesis Using Plates and Screws Versus Kirschner Wire Fixation for Unstable Metacarpal Fractures: a...

2016-04

Comparison of Osteosynthesis Using Plates and Screws Versus Kirschner Wire Fixation for Unstable Metacarpal Fractures: a Retrospective Clinical Study

Tiberiu Paul Neagu, Ion Cocolos, Mirela Tiglis, Ioana Cristina Grintescu, Mazen Elfarra, Ioana Teona Sebe, Cristian Radu Jecan, Ioan Lascar

Hand surgery is considered to be the biggest challenge for every plastic surgeon. The social value of the hand is appreciated by any individual, butmostly by plastic surgeons which are, par excellence, hand-working persons. When a hand injury is treated you must consider the Hippocratic concept which states that "healing is a matter of time but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity". The hand forms a functional unit with the forearm which is a high-precision machine, with multiples levers, who has tactile intelligence that ensure its auto-mechanism, being able to grab and maintain, in any spatial position, large and small tools invented by human genius. The hand is both a motor and sensory organ, and in terms of society,it is an organ of defense, an organ of creation and expression. This is why hand surgery is very important, both in medical and social terms, and any research in this domain has one purpose: improving the treatment of hand injuriesin order to obtain functional results closer to the genetic scale of the divine creation. The purpose of this study was to assess different osteosynthesis techniques in order to establish which one is better in matters of functional results. [...]

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