An Anatomical Study to Demonstrate the Proximity of Kirschner Wires to Structures at Risk in Percutaneous Pinning of Distal Radius Fractures.


Distal radius fractures are often treated using percutaneous Kirschner wires (K-wires). The sensory nerves in this area, extensor tendons, radial artery and cephalic vein are at risk of injury in this procedure. We undertook a cadaveric investigation to identify probability of damage to these 'at risk' structures by measuring their distances in relation to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12593-015-0181-7


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