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2021 May 21

Medicine (Baltimore)



Conservative management of avascular necrosis of the metacarpal head: A case report and brief review.


Fan X-L, Wang W-T, Wang J, Liao Y, Xiao R, Hu Y-H
Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 May 21; 100(20):e26083.
PMID: 34011129.


Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the metacarpal head is rare, and there is no clear consensus on treatment. The main aim of this study was to discuss the possible pathologic-mechanics of its development, epidemiology, radiographic features, and outcome after conservative treatment.