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Fiesky Nuñez, Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Terry Axelrod

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Chris Colton

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Proximal metaphyseal, transverse

Fractures of the metaphysis can be transverse, oblique, or comminuted. Reduction is achieved by traction and digital manipulation. When the fracture is stable, it can be treated nonoperatively.
If the fracture is irreducible, ORIF is indicated.
Other indications for ORIF are open fractures or soft-tissue lacerations.

Transverse fracture of the base of the proximal phalanx – Plate fixation
Transverse fracture of the base of the proximal phalanx – Plate fixation