Hand trauma is common and associated loss of function could impact almost all activities. Fractures of the hand can occur in either the small bones of the fingers (phalanges) or the long bones (metacarpals). They may result from a twisting injury, a fall, a crush injury, or direct contact in sports.
Fractures of the phalanges and metacarpals are among the most common fractures of the skeletal system and account for 10 percent of all fractures. Metacarpal fractures account for 40% of all hand injuries.
The Southern MINI set is intended to be used for hand, wrist and forearm procedures. The plates and screws are intended to immobilize fractures and resection lines in order to enhance the rate of fusion in a set orientation. The Southern MINI set is made up by 1.3mm thick colour coded plates as well as 2.0mm (gold) screws and 2.4mm (green) screws.