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Miniplate and K-Wire Fixation for Type Vb Jersey Finger: A Case Series of 9 Patients

Published:November 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2022.10.009

      Purpose

      The aim of this study was to present the results of plate and K-wire fixation for type Vb jersey finger.

      Methods

      We used a miniplate system combined with a K-wire to treat 9 cases of acute type Vb jersey finger injury. The fracture healing time, functional outcomes, and complications were assessed.

      Results

      The follow-up time ranged from 13 to 44 months. All fractures healed within 7 weeks. The mean active range of motion was 70.6° (60° to 80°) for the distal interphalangeal joint and 105° (100° to 110°) for the proximal interphalangeal joint. All affected fingers were able to move actively with no pain, and there was no nail deformity. Two patients with the longest radiographic follow-up showed a congruent joint surface with no degenerative change at 44 months.

      Conclusions

      Miniplate and K-wire fixation offers adequate fixation strength for the early initiation of active exercises so that a good functional result can be achieved.

      Type of study/level of evidence

      Therapeutic V.

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