K-wire fixation

K-wire fixation

Kirschner wire fixation Orthopedics The use of Kirschner wire to fix fractured bone and soft tissues for traction
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At this stage denuding of exposed cartilage was also done along with approximation and k-wire fixation of major fragments in seven cases.
The available options include Plaster, External fixation, Prefabricated Splintage using Ligamentotaxis, K-wire fixation, and open reduction internal fixation with T-plate without an as yet clear advantage of one over the others.
Two-part surgical neck, three-part fractures and four-part fractures were treated with percutaneous K-wire fixation or osseous sutures depending on the degree of comminution.
He also considers indications, ideal situations, and precautions pertaining to K-wire fixation.
Previously described internal fixation techniques such as miniplating and K-wire fixation were not feasible in our case of comminuted, uncalcified cartilage.
In similar studies done in 44 cases treated by open reduction and crossed K-wire fixation, there was restriction in range of motion of elbow in eight cases, which matches closely with that of our series.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of k-wire fixation in phalangeal and metacarpal fractures with minimal dorsal incision.
What advantages does volar plate fixation have over K-wire fixation for distal radius extension fractures in the elderly?
This case illustrates an unusual injury, MT shaft fracture with associated MTP subluxation--ultimately resulting into MTP joint dislocation, the need for early recognition of such an injury, and a practical, systematic approach to management of a semiacute MTP dislocation following MT malunion--with shortening of the MT, dorsal capsulotomy, collateral ligament release, reduction of MTP joint, maintenance of reduction with K-wire fixation, and immobilization till soft tissues scar in, to achieve an excellent clinical outcome.
A closed reduction with K-Wire fixation was done on October 27, 2and he was advised complete rest for the succeeding three weeks.
sup][1],[2] The benefit of the plate and screws fixation is that it provides an extremely rigid fixation while the K-wire fixation is the least invasive method.