Closed reduction internal fixation rates and procedure times for metacarpal fractures treated in a minor surgery area before and after the introduction of a mini C-arm unit

R. C. Mahabir, C. M. Decroff, L. Thurgood, A. R. Harrop

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mini C-arm units are compact, mobile, fluoroscopic imaging systems designed for real-time imaging of the extremities. They deliver the lowest possible radiation exposure to the patient and physician while minimizing operator effort and inconvenience. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was undertaken for consecutive metacarpal fractures requiring internal fixation treated in the minor surgery centre before (n=100) and after (n=100) the introduction of the mini C-arm. Open versus closed approach, procedure time and total operating room time were recorded. RESULTS: Before the introduction of the mini C-arm, the percutaneous rate was 48% and the average procedure and total operating room times were 55 min and 102 min, respectively. After mini C-arm implementation, the percutaneous rate increased to 59% and the average procedure and total times were 36 min and 78 min, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The use of a mini C-arm increased the rate of successful closed reduction internal fixation and reduced the procedure time for metacarpal fractures treated in the minor surgery area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Minor Surgical Procedures
Metacarpal Bones
Arm
Operating Rooms
Internal Fracture Fixation
Computer Systems
Extremities
Physicians

Keywords

  • Fixation, hand
  • Mini c-arm
  • Operative time
  • Percutaneous rate
  • Reduction

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  • Surgery

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Closed reduction internal fixation rates and procedure times for metacarpal fractures treated in a minor surgery area before and after the introduction of a mini C-arm unit. / Mahabir, R. C.; Decroff, C. M.; Thurgood, L.; Harrop, A. R.

In: Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 16, No. 3, 09.2008, p. 162-164.

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