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Renato Fricker, Matej Kastelec, Fiesky Nuñez, Terry Axelrod

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Chris Colton

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Shaft, oblique

Long oblique fracture

These common fractures are usually best treated with lag screws.


Use a minimum of 2 screws

A minimum of two screws must be used, which necessitates that the length of the fracture zone be at least twice the diameter of the metacarpal bone. In case of a shorter fracture line, a single lag screw and a protection plate must be used.

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