Introduction Metacarpal fractures are common sports-related injuries, often requiring tailored treatment strategies, especially in athletes. The management of oblique diaphyseal fractures poses unique challenges due to their inherent instability. This case report discusses a non-surgical approach in treating such fractures in a professional athlete. Case presentation A 26-year-old professional soccer player sustained oblique diaphyseal fractures of the fourth and fifth metacarpals during training. Given the athlete's professional demands and the fracture's nature, a conservative treatment was implemented. This included the application of a modified ulnar gutter brace, allowing for immobilization of the metacarpophalangeal joints (MP) while permitting active mobilization of the interphalangeal joints(IP). Clinical discussion The non-surgical treatment focused on achieving skeletal stability and maintaining hand function. Despite the complexity of oblique fractures, the conservative approach was successful, enabling the athlete to resume professional activities with minimal risk of fracture displacement. Regular radiographic follow-ups showed no further displacement, highlighting the effective management of such fractures through personalized conservative treatment plans. Conclusions This case underscores the viability of conservative treatment for specific metacarpal fractures in athletes. Tailoring the treatment to accommodate the athlete's professional needs and understanding the biomechanical characteristics of the fracture are crucial for successful outcomes. The case also suggests that non-surgical management can be a viable option for certain complex metacarpal fractures, especially in high-demand patients.

Non-surgical treatment of oblique diaphyseal fractures of the fourth and fifth metacarpals in a professional athlete A case report / Paolo Boccolari, Filippo Pantaleoni, Danilo Donati, Roberto Tedeschi. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 2210-2612. - ELETTRONICO. - 115:(2024), pp. 109256.1-109256.4. [10.1016/j.ijscr.2024.109256]

Non-surgical treatment of oblique diaphyseal fractures of the fourth and fifth metacarpals in a professional athlete A case report

Danilo Donati
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Roberto Tedeschi
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2024

Abstract

Introduction Metacarpal fractures are common sports-related injuries, often requiring tailored treatment strategies, especially in athletes. The management of oblique diaphyseal fractures poses unique challenges due to their inherent instability. This case report discusses a non-surgical approach in treating such fractures in a professional athlete. Case presentation A 26-year-old professional soccer player sustained oblique diaphyseal fractures of the fourth and fifth metacarpals during training. Given the athlete's professional demands and the fracture's nature, a conservative treatment was implemented. This included the application of a modified ulnar gutter brace, allowing for immobilization of the metacarpophalangeal joints (MP) while permitting active mobilization of the interphalangeal joints(IP). Clinical discussion The non-surgical treatment focused on achieving skeletal stability and maintaining hand function. Despite the complexity of oblique fractures, the conservative approach was successful, enabling the athlete to resume professional activities with minimal risk of fracture displacement. Regular radiographic follow-ups showed no further displacement, highlighting the effective management of such fractures through personalized conservative treatment plans. Conclusions This case underscores the viability of conservative treatment for specific metacarpal fractures in athletes. Tailoring the treatment to accommodate the athlete's professional needs and understanding the biomechanical characteristics of the fracture are crucial for successful outcomes. The case also suggests that non-surgical management can be a viable option for certain complex metacarpal fractures, especially in high-demand patients.
2024
Non-surgical treatment of oblique diaphyseal fractures of the fourth and fifth metacarpals in a professional athlete A case report / Paolo Boccolari, Filippo Pantaleoni, Danilo Donati, Roberto Tedeschi. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY CASE REPORTS. - ISSN 2210-2612. - ELETTRONICO. - 115:(2024), pp. 109256.1-109256.4. [10.1016/j.ijscr.2024.109256]
Paolo Boccolari, Filippo Pantaleoni, Danilo Donati, Roberto Tedeschi
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