Screw versus pin fixation with open reduction of pediatric lateral condyle fractures.

@article{Gilbert2016ScrewVP,
  title={Screw versus pin fixation with open reduction of pediatric lateral condyle fractures.},
  author={Shawn R Gilbert and Paul A Maclennan and Ryne S Schlitz and Ashley R Estes},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={148-52}
}
Good results have been described for lateral condyle fractures treated by open reduction and fixation using Kirschner wires or screws. We, in our level III retrospective comparison clinical research study, retrospectively reviewed 84 patients (43 K-wire, 41 screw fixation; average age 5.6 years, average follow-up 6.8 months). With K-wires there were three nonunions (average time to union 9.6 weeks). With screws, all fractures healed (average of 7.8 weeks). Screw fixation patients spent fewer… CONTINUE READING
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