Fractures of the Thumb and Finger Metacarpals in Athletes

Duretti T. Fufa, Charles A. Goldfarb

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Most metacarpal fractures are minimally displaced and are treated without surgery. Markedly displaced fractures, fractures causing finger rotation, and displaced intra-articular fractures require surgical intervention. The challenge with the elite athlete is achieving an early return to play without compromising fracture position. Casts, splints, and surgery each have a role in getting the athlete back into action as soon as possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-388
Number of pages10
JournalHand clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012


  • Athlete
  • Bennett fracture
  • Hand fracture
  • Metacarpal fracture
  • Rolando fracture


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