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Internal fixation of the distal radius. A comparative, experimental study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8588966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a comparative, experimental examination of 60 human cadaver radii, the stability of various, widely used internal fixation procedures of a distal radius fracture loco typico using a dorsal wedge was determined. The use of 2.5-mm Kirschner wires (K-wires) delivered a 10% greater stability than 1.8-mm K-wires. The 2.7-mm polylactide rods achieved a slightly greater stability than 1.8-mm K-wires under accurate pinning conditions. Polylactide rods (35 mm length, 2 mm diameter) and polyglycolide rods (60 mm length, 2 mm diameter) proved to be 20% less solid than 1.8-mm K-wires and almost 45% less than plate fixation. The short polylactide pins, however, did not have enough hold in the proximal cortical bone. The 2.7-mm polylactide rods (60 mm length) complied with the stability prerequisites necessary for comparable substitution for K-wires in distal radius fractures.
C P Rader; C Räuber; K E Rehm; J Koebke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0936-8051     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-25     Completed Date:  1996-03-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Cologne, Köln-Lindenthal, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Nails*
Bone Wires*
Fracture Fixation, Internal*
Radius Fractures / surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyesters; 26969-66-4/poly(lactide)

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