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Traumatic metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) volar plate attenuations are often managed non-operatively in adults. However, the management of these situations in children is a less commonly encountered challenge. We present a systematic review of the evidence describing the management of these injuries in the paediatric population. We also present our experience of managing painful thumb MCPJ volar plate attenuation in three children who presented to a single UK hand unit.

Original publication

DOI

10.1142/S0218810412720100

Type

Journal article

Journal

Hand surg

Publication Date

2012

Volume

17

Pages

117 - 120

Keywords

Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Orthopedic Procedures, Palmar Plate, Radiography, Splints, Suture Techniques