COMPARING THE HEALING DURATION AND FUNCTIONAL RESULTS FOR METACARPAL SHAFT FRACTURES TREATED WITH K WIRE AND A STYLET OF SPINAL NEEDLES: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1542-1556
AbstractMetacarpal shaft fractures treated with a stylet of 18–20-gauge spinal needles as an intramedullary elastic nail and K wire were examined for sequelae. From 6 weeks to 6 months, range of motion was measured. Michigan's score assesses. Both groups had similar complications. Infection and stiffness were the main problems in this study. Patients treated with a spinal needle stylet and a k-wire had 8.7% and 13.1% infection, respectively, and 10.9% and 15.2% stiffness.
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