TechniquesSyringe External Fixator: An Inexpensive Static-to-Dynamic Treatment for Comminuted Intra-Articular Phalangeal FracturesYousaf, Omer MD; Yousaf, Imran S. DO; Giladi, Aviram M. MD, MS; Katz, Ryan D. MDAuthor Information Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Ryan D. Katz, MD, The Curtis National Hand Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 N. Calvert St., JPB Mezzanine, Baltimore, MD 21218. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: September 2020 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - p 126-130 doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000280 Buy Metrics Abstract Comminuted intra-articular phalanx fractures are complicated injuries often treated with external fixation. The ideal external fixation system should be affordable, readily available, adaptable, and easy to use. The use of dynamic external fixation has advanced the care of these injuries but can be difficult to implement. The authors present a case example of a patient with a comminuted intra-articular phalangeal fracture of the left small finger treated using a syringe as a static uniplanar fixator that was converted to a dynamic fixator during postoperative recovery. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.