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J Hand Surg Br. 2004 Aug;29(4):374-6.

Kirschner wire pin tract infection rates: a randomized controlled trial between percutaneous and buried wires.

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Department of Orthopaedics St Mary's Hospital, London, UK. DGHarg@aol.com

Abstract

This prospective, randomized trial compares the infection rates of Kirschner wires left percutaneously and those buried deep to the skin in a group of patients with isolated distal radial fractures. Percutaneous wires had a significantly greater infection rate than wires which were buried deep to the skin.

PMID:
15234503
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.03.003
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