At your dog's age it is very likely it will be fine without surgery if just one of the metacarpals
2 Patients with multiple metacarpal
fractures developed finger stiffness and one case had fractures in all the four metacarpals
and the other had fracture involving two metacarpals
The mean patient age for the metacarpal
, finger phalanx, ulna, and clavicle fractures was less than 30 years and these could be considered as juvenile fractures.
Three common palmar digital arteries arise from the convexity of the SPA, each joined by a corresponding palmar metacarpal
artery from the deep palmar arch and divide into two proper palmar digital arteries which supply the medial four fingers.
Subjects and Methods: Total 56 patients of 20-60 years age of both genders with comminuted and open fractures of metacarpal
or phalanges bone of the hand, Swanson's Type-I were included by non-probability, consecutive sampling.
This case has the classic findings of Albright's facies with short fourth metacarpals
and metatarsals, normal serum calcium, phosphate and PTH levels diagnostic of pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism with an added unusual feature of hypogonadism.
The mechanism of injury is an axial load on the partially flexed thumb metacarpal
leading to an intra-articular avulsion fracture of the volar ulnar metacarpal
base from the remaining thumb metacarpal
The six cases presented here show remarkable similarities with each other and were concordant with symbrachydactyly type III or monodactylous type;5 the hallmark of this type is the absence of all fingers other than the thumb, including parts of the metacarpals
Background: Phalangeal and metacarpal
fractures are the most common skeletal injuries.
Fourth and fifth metacarpal
shaft fractures are one of the most common hand injuries encountered in clinical practice.
The mean and standard deviations of breadth of metacarpals
were as follow: 1st = 1.
Similarly the mean values of the 3rd 4th and 5th metacarpals
fall within the ranges mentioned by Roberts (1997) and Bates and Harrison (1997).