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Implant removal on an outpatient basis. A patient satisfaction survey.
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PMID:  14748105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unstable fractures of the distal radius can be stabilised with Kirschner wires. The K wires need to be removed after five to six weeks. The authors surveyed 100 consecutive patients with distal radial fractures treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires that were left buried under the skin. Group A had 50 patients who had such wires removed under local anaesthetic in the orthopaedic outpatient department. Group B comprised of patients who had the wires removed in the operating theatres under a short general anaesthetic. A questionnaire was designed to assess the satisfaction of these 100 patients. The survey showed that the patient satisfaction for this minor procedure carried out in the outpatient clinic was poor. Patient information and senior surgical input could increase the satisfaction.
Kirti Moholkar; Younis Lodhi; John Corrigan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-29     Completed Date:  2004-02-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  507-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Department, Waterford Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General
Anesthesia, Local
Bone Wires*
Device Removal / adverse effects*
Health Care Surveys
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction*
Radius Fractures / surgery*

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