A new, innovative surgical nail implant used to treat metacarpal fractures is helping patients return to activities in almost half the time of traditional treatment options. The minimally invasive procedure uses a threaded nail designed to fit securely in the metacarpal canal, which holds the fracture in place and stabilizes the bone. The technique requires three small poke hole incisions, and patients are able to use their hand following surgery.
Texas Orthopedics hand surgeon Dr. Jason Somogyi offers this new finger fracture treatment and says it’s a game changer for patients that need to quickly return to work or sports. “Previously, patients would be in a cast for six to eight weeks while the fracture healed or undergo a traditional open reduction-internal fixation procedure using pins and screws, which has a longer recovery time,” explains Dr. Somogyi.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Victoria Givens recently underwent this new procedure after a freak accident broke two fingers on her operating hand. She was back in the operating room helping her patients in just three short weeks.
Dr. Somogyi and Dr. Givens recently spoke to Dylan Scott with Spectrum News about the benefits of this new surgical treatment option for metacarpal fractures. Watch their interview below.
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Dr. Jason Somogyi is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery. He specializes in comprehensive upper extremity care and has a special interest in minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery and all fractures of the upper extremity.