Complete return of function after a rare penetrating injury of the hand

Complete return of function after a rare penetrating injury of the hand The result of immediate débridement and stable fixation in a rare injury is presented; the injury resulted from projectile penetration which caused wounds characteristic of both high and low velocity penetration. The reconstructive procedure was performed within 24 h of injury and involved stable Kirschner wire fixation in metacarpal fractures with either bone loss or comminution. Postoperatively, early interphalangeal motion was emphasized. The period of follow-up was 1 year. Primary bone union was achieved in all metacarpals. The return of function was 100% successful. No complications occurred. Immediate, stable fracture fixation in this rare case achieved union, alignment, and early rehabilitation with no substantial increase in morbidity. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Complete return of function after a rare penetrating injury of the hand

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Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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