Perilunate fracture-dislocations of the wrist: comparison of temporary screw versus K-wire fixation.

@article{Souer2007PerilunateFO,
  title={Perilunate fracture-dislocations of the wrist: comparison of temporary screw versus K-wire fixation.},
  author={J-S. Souer and M Mattijs Rutgers and Jonas Andermahr and Jesse B. Jupiter and David Ring},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={318-25}
}
PURPOSE Temporary intercarpal screw fixation has been suggested as an alternative to temporary K-wire fixation in the treatment of perilunate wrist dislocations. We compared the 2 treatment methods in 2 retrospective cohorts with a null hypothesis that there would be no difference in final wrist motion. METHODS Eighteen patients with surgically treated perilunate wrist dislocations (9 treated with intercarpal screws, 9 with intercarpal K-wires) were evaluated an average of 44 months after… CONTINUE READING

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