Comparison of functional metacarpal splint and ulnar gutter splint in the treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures: a prospective comparative study.

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KAYNAK G. , BOTANLIOĞLU H. , Caliskan M., Karaismailoglu B. , ÖZŞAHİN M. K. , KOÇAK S. , ...More

BMC musculoskeletal disorders, vol.20, pp.169, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12891-019-2556-6
  • Title of Journal : BMC musculoskeletal disorders
  • Page Numbers: pp.169


Background: Fifth metacarpal fractures are the most common fractures of the hand. These fractures are generally treated with conservative methods. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcomes of two conservative treatment methods, functional metacarpal splint(FMS) and ulnar gutter splint(UGS), for the treatment of fifth metacarpal neck fractures.