MBchB study guide

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Rolando's fracturean intra-articular fracture of the base of the first metacarpal bone, which is characterized by the presence of a T-shaped or Y-shaped comminuted fracture line.Thumb function comprises about 50% of hand function as a whole. The thumb metacarpal base is a unique joint that allows a wide range of motion while maintaining stability for grasp and pinch in a variety of positions. Multiple fracture patterns of the thumb base have been described, including juxtaarticular metaphyseal fracture, Bennett fracture, and Rolando fracture. Interest in fixation of these fractures has been

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