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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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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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