Conservative Versus Operative Treatment of Displaced Neck Fractures of the Fifth Metacarpal

2014-07-24 14:17:15 | BioPortfolio


This is a prospective, randomized, multi-center pilot study of isolated, displaced neck fractures of the fifth metacarpal. The patients are randomly assigned to osteosynthesis with antegrade intramedullary splinting or conservative treatment.


The aim of this study is to provide criteria for treatment decisions in patients with isolated, displaced neck fractures of the fifth metacarpal. The primary outcome criterion is the functional status measured by the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire. Secondary outcome criteria are pain, range of motion (ROM), grip strength, and radiological parameters.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Fifth Metacarpal Neck Fracture


antegrade intramedullary splinting, conservative treatment


Department of Trauma and Hand Surgery




Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:17:15-0400

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