Closed multiple metacarpal fractures are uncommon. They are usually associated with significant soft tissue swelling. Early stable fixation and functional rehabilitation optimises outcome. We present a review of 19 patients with 43 metacarpal fractures treated by early open reduction and internal fixation with 2 mm plates. Eighteen patients recovered a full range of motion, while one patient was lost to follow-up. Implant removal on account of extensor irritation was required in only two metacarpals in two patients. Plating of multiple closed metacarpal fractures is a safe, reliable and consistently reproducible treatment method.



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