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

The purpose of the study was to examine the efficacy of a mini C-arm at increasing the successful closed reduction internal fixation rate and decreasing procedure time for metacarpal fractures treated in a minor surgery center. Before the mini c-arm, patients were sent to the x-ray department after the procedure. If the reduction or the fixation were found to be inadequate or incorrect, then the patient would have to undergo further intervention, costing both time and resources.

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