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Although fractures of the neck of the fifth metacarpal are common injuries, their management remains controversial. In this study we present the results of early mobilization after these fractures in 101 patients. We conclude that if rotational alignment of the finger is maintained, these fractures can be treated by immediate use with good functional and cosmetic results.
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