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Malunited Fractures in the Hand

  • Arjan G.J. Bot
    Corresponding author: Arjan G. J. Bot, MD, Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Suite 2100, Boston, MA 02114.
    Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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  • Jesse B. Jupiter
    Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
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Published:January 10, 2014DOI:
      Posttraumatic deformity of a tubular bone in the hand after malunion can impact function due to alteration in mobility, strength, or associated pain. Surgical intervention is often indicated, with the surgical options based on both the type and location of the deformity, as well as any associated articular, tendon, or soft tissue constraints. This article provides a management approach based on the deformity classification, location, and any associated conditions.

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