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ACE Report #4481
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Effectiveness of pinning techniques for distal radial factures varies with fracture type

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

Dorsally displaced distal radius fractures: comparative study of Py's and Kapandji's techniques

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2012 Feb;98(1):61-7. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2011.09.018. Epub 2012 Jan 26

Contributing Authors: R Saddiki X Ohl X Hemery F Vitry E Dehoux A Harisboure

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97 patients with four different classes of distal radial fractures were randomized to receive either Py's or Kapandji's technique of percutaneous pinning to determine which method is more effective. Clinical and radiographic analysis was conducted over 1 year. The results of this study show that the effectiveness of either technique was dependent on the type of fracture sustained.

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