Kirschner wire fixation for scaphoid fractures: an experimental study in synthetic bones.

@article{Gokce2011KirschnerWF,
  title={Kirschner wire fixation for scaphoid fractures: an experimental study in synthetic bones.},
  author={V Gokce and Hakan Oflaz and Ali Dulgeroglu and Archana Bora and I Gunal},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery, European volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={325-8}
}
We have studied the biomechanical stability in vitro of three different Kirschner (K) wire configurations in three types of simulated scaphoid waist fractures. The fractures were created with a saw in Sawbones models. There were three fracture patterns: perpendicular to the long axis of the scaphoid model; and 30° and 20° oblique to that. Two 1.2 mm. K… CONTINUE READING