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J Indian Med Assoc. 2012 Feb;110(2):88-93.

Multiple percutaneous K-wire fixation for fracture distal radius: a projected technique.

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  • 1Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata 700027.


A combination technique was performed in treating 34 adult patients with non-comminuted variably displaced fractures of distal radius in either sex and in different age groups by popular multiple percutaneous K-wire fixation combined with a short period of dorsal plaster slab support, achieving an encouragable and highly satisfactory results without having known complications like persistent deformity, persistent pain due to collapse, due to alteration in ulnar variance and acute reflex sympathetic dystrophy, within 6 months follow-up. This recommendable operative technique is presented of fixing the manipulated and reduced fragments by 3 K-wires placed in different angles followed by a short period of dorsal plaster slab immobilisation with the periodical clinical and radiological follow-up assessment result in details with a brief discussion on the subject including the mechanism of action.

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