K-wire

K-wire

(wīr),
Abbreviation for Kirschner wire.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

K-wire

Abbreviation for Kirschner wire.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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(21,22) However, no studies comparing K-wire fixation with bone grafting to the Acutrak[R] screw with bone grafting have been reported.
tension band wiring, K-wire fixation, hook plate, autograft or allograft reconstruction of acromioclavicular joint, Bosworth screw fixation, use of synthetic ligament, mersilene tape sling, etc.
A 3 mm cable was passed through an eyebolt attached to the MTS load cell; each end of the cable had loops, which were placed over both ends of the 2.0 mm K-wire. Specimens were pre-tensioned by loading to 200 N for five minutes.
The average anaesthesia time was 38 minutes (Range 20-60 minutes); 38 patients were treated with 2 crossed K-wires, in 4 patients with unstable fractures, 2 lateral K-wires were employed in addition to the medial one K-wire.
The metatarsal head transected using Weil osteotomy was shifted proximally about 10 mm and temporarily fixed with a K-wire. An incomplete tear of the plantar plate was noted at the insertion of the plantar plate into the base of the proximal phalanx, which was a grade II tear in the second MTP joint with greater than 50% tear laterally and a grade I tear in the third MTP joint with less than 50% tear medially according to the grading by Nery et al.
In general, a 0.062 K-wire is used to penetrate subchondral bone at 3 to 5 mm intervals at a depth of 10 mm.
This study has been undertaken to observe the results of management of supracondylar fractures in children by closed reduction and percutaneous K-wire fixation.
Immobilization of the reduced joint with a K-wire to allow for soft tissue scarring proved to be beneficial.
(9.) Mullet JH, Shannon F, Noel J, et al: K-wire position in tension band wiring of the olecranon: A comparison of two techniques.
Various fixation techniques like single oblique K-wire fixation, plate and screw fixation, etc.
Tiny stab incisions into the skin with a #11 blade facilitated K-wire penetration through the skin.