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Broken finger – finger fracture fracture midcarpal – midcarpal fracture – malposition finger

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As a rule, falls or other trauma caused fracture. Rare reason is a benign bone cyst, very rarely a malignant tumor the cause. All these fractures results in a more visible and functionally disturbing axis error. This must be corrected, mostly is an operation necessary.


If no deformity present, it can be treated with cast immobilization. More commonly, there is an axis or rotation error. Attempts to fix these misalignments by directing under local anesthesia, usually do not work because the fractures slips in the previous position soon. Therefore operativ procedure is required often.

Operating room

Under local anesthesia or Ner Block  at the wrist on your wrist. Some fracture types can be stabilized . Nevertheless, most fractures need to be exposed through a skin incision. The stabilization of the previously aligned fracture is then made with titanium plate or with screws.

What’s next

Depending on the type of supply immobilization for 1 to 3 weeks rarely longer. As often occurs through the OP to adhesions of the tendon to the bone and other tissue, physiotherapy is necessary as soon as the fracture is healed sufficiently strong. If the fracture been stabilized with wires , those must be removed after about 6 weeks under local anesthesia.


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    Trauma Surgery
    General Surgeon

    Dr. med. Stephan Berg
    General Surgeon
    Trauma Surgery

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