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ACE Report #3390
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

No reduction in wrist pin-site complications with Biopatch intervention or pin-cleansing


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Treatment of external fixation pins about the wrist: a prospective, randomized trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Feb;88(2):349-54

Contributing Authors: KA Egol N Paksima S Puopolo J Klugman R Hiebert KJ Koval

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Synopsis

118 skeletally mature patients (120 wrists) with displaced, unstable, distal radial fracture managed with an external fixation device were randomised to undergo one of three treatments. The first group followed a protocol involving weekly dry dressing changes, the second group performed daily pin-site care with a solution of saline and hydrogen peroxide, and the third group had a treatment with c...

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