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Introduction: A prospective study of boxer's fracture treated with antegrade prebent K wire and conservatively in young adults.
Materials and Methods: In Krishna Institute of Medical Science Karad Satara from July 2017 to July 2019, 20 patients of 5th metacarpal neck fracture were studied, 10 were treated with antegrade prebent K wire and 10 treated conservatively were selected, children younger than 15 yrs and fracture involving articular surface were excluded.
Observation: Boxers fracture are 20% of fracture encountered in hand majority of patients are male with right hand involvement majority of cases were due to hitting an hard object with closed fist.
Conclusion: Percutaneous fixation with prebent K wire in antegrade direction gives better results as compared to conservative management which is usually associated with shortening and angular deformities.
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