K-wires reduce re-displacement of distal both-bone forearm fractures in children
Re-displacement of stable distal both-bone forearm fractures in children: a randomised controlled multicentre trialInjury. 2013 Apr;44(4):498-503. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.11.001. Epub 2012 Dec 3
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128 children with a displaced metaphyseal both-bone fracture of the distal forearm underwent reduction and stabilisation. Patients were randomized to wear an above-elbow cast either with or without percutaneous fixation using Kirschner wires, to determine whether the wires helped prevent the need for re-displacement. Following 6 months of evaluations, Kirschner wire stabilisation with above-elbow ...
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