What do these two patients with metacarpal fractures have in common?
Answer: These patients have injuries which need reduction in the ED.
Here's a quick-reference card to help guide your management decisions. These recommendations may vary slightly based on what references you use. You may need to tailor your decisions based on your regional practices.
Feel free to download this card and print on a 4'' x 6'' index card. [ MS Word ] [ PDF ] See other Paucis Verbis cards .
Thanks to Dr. Nicole Strauss at the UCSF-SFGH Orthopaedic Trauma Institute and my go-to hand expert for her input.
Friedrich JB, Vedder NB. An evidence-based approach to metacarpal fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Dec;126(6):2205-9.