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Table 3 Relative Entry Site of Physis and Premature Epiphyseal Closure

From: Antegrade intramedullary fixation for adolescent fifth metacarpal neck fracture and its impact on epiphyseal growth

  Premature epiphyseal closure  
K-Wire No Yes Total
Centrally 13 1(fourth)b 14
Peripherally 7 1(fifth)b 8
Total 20 2 22a
  1. aTwenty-two cases of metacarpal fractures include the fourth metacarpal fractures of the double fracture patient. Fisher’s exact test was used for counting data
  2. bThe same person