This article presents techniques used by six senior surgeons from different parts of the world. Our commentaries on treating hand fractures are included, together with the methods we use. While non-operative treatment is appropriate and effective for the majority of the hand fractures (including those many practitioners currently treat surgically), we describe how we try to manage difficult cases with less invasive surgical methods. We recommend simple, efficient, non-operative or less invasive operative methods for almost all fractures, except for some open or very complex injuries.
Keywords: Phalangeal fractures; carpometacarpal joint; distal and proximal interphalageal joint; internal fixation; metacarpal fractures; percutaneous pinning.
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