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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The surgical treatment of Bennett fractures may be performed with closed reduction and percutaneous K-wire fixation or open reduction and internal fixation.
In previously reported cases, conservative therapy [4, 5], closed reduction with K-wire fixation [3, 6, 7], open reduction with K-wire fixation [8-10], open reduction with internal fixation [11-13, 15], and closed reduction with external fixation [14] were performed, and excellent results have been reported (Table 1).
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.
The most frequently used techniques of the closed reduction groups include K-wire fixation. In a study regarding K-wire fixation of the osseous mallet finger by Lubahn at al.
He also considers indications, ideal situations, and precautions pertaining to K-wire fixation. Besides hand and foot, he describes K-wires in the wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus, shoulder, spine and chest wall, pelvis, femur, knee, tibia, and ankle.
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?
A closed reduction with K-Wire fixation was done on October 27, 2and he was advised complete rest for the succeeding three weeks.