Kirschner wire breakage after surgery of the lesser toes.

Abstract

A retrospective review was made of all patients operated on by the two senior authors from January 1985 to January 1993 for problems with Kirschner wire breakage following forefoot surgery. Thirty-three broken K-wires in 27 patients were encountered. All of these were 0.045-inch K-wires that had been placed across the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint of the… (More)

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