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Is external fixation a better way than plaster to supplement K-wires in non-comminuted distal radius fractures?

Authors
  • Athar, Sajjad M1
  • Ashwood, Neil1
  • Aerealis, George1
  • Bain, Gregory I2
  • 1 Department of Orthopaedics, Queen's Hospital, Burton-on-Trent, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
  • 2 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Postgraduate Medical Journal
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Sep 05, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2017-134953
PMID: 28874502
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In our study, xternal fixator (Ex-Fix) supplementation of K-wiring favoured patients with distal radius fracture, even though there was no metaphyseal comminution, and therefore is suggested in contrast to plaster supplementation.

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