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dc.contributor.authorArrowsmith, J
dc.contributor.authorLindau, Tommy
dc.identifier.citationJ Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2020 Jul 7:1-5. doi: 10.1080/2000656X.2020.1788041. [Epub ahead of print]en
dc.description.abstractA systematic review was conducted to identify the best management for acute proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations. A study protocol was designed in line with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. Due to limited data in the primary assessment, the hypothesis was tested in a secondary analysis of articles that marginally met the inclusion criteria (i.e. studies that included patients under 18 years of age). A further tertiary analysis was conducted by dividing the studies into closed reduction techniques, open reduction internal fixation and 'other studies' and a narrative synthesis was performed. The study found a higher rate of complications and arthritis in the closed reduction group compared to open reduction internal fixation, suggesting that operative management should be considered for acute PIP joint fracture-dislocations. Level of evidence: IIIen
dc.subjectPIP Jointen
dc.subjectFracture Dislocationen
dc.subjectProximal Interphalangealen
dc.titleThe management of acute fracture dislocations of proximal interphalangeal joints: a systematic review.en

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