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The boxers' fracture: a prospective study of functional recovery.
  1. M L Porter,
  2. J P Hodgkinson,
  3. P Hirst,
  4. M R Wharton,
  5. M Cunliffe
  1. Hand Clinic, Royal Preston Hospital, England.

    Abstract

    The rate of functional recovery following fracture of the fifth metacarpal neck is reported. The recovery of power grip and finger grip strength is complete in most patients by two months. The functional outcome is not significantly related to the degree of angulation at the fracture site.

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