Exposed versus buried wires for fixation of lateral humeral condyle fractures in children: a comparison of safety and efficacy.

@article{Chan2011ExposedVB,
  title={Exposed versus buried wires for fixation of lateral humeral condyle fractures in children: a comparison of safety and efficacy.},
  author={Lester Wai Mon Chan and Hua Ming Siow},
  journal={Journal of children's orthopaedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          329-33
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Displaced fractures of the lateral condyle of the humerus are usually treated with open reduction and fixation with smooth Kirschner wires. These may be passed through the skin and left exposed or buried subcutaneously. Exposed wires may be removed in the outpatient clinic, whereas buried wires require a formal procedure under anaesthesia. This advantage may be offset if there is a higher rate of complications with exposed wires. The aim of this study was to compare the safety and… CONTINUE READING

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