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Buried versus exposed Kirschner wires following fixation of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures: a national clinician and patient survey

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Fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges are common. Placement of Kirschner wires (K-wires) is the most common form of surgical fixation. After placement, a key decision is whether to bury the end of a K-wire or leave it protruding from the skin (exposed). A recent systematic review found no evidence to support either approach. The aim of study was to investigate current clinical practice, understand the key factors influencing clinician decision-making, and explore ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1097/GOX.0000000000001747

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; KIR
Gardiner, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; KIR
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Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publisher's website
Journal:
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
e1747
Publication date:
2018-04-16
Acceptance date:
2018-02-13
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EISSN:
2169-7574
Pubs id:
pubs:857081
URN:
uri:43e21d7b-1c0f-4fd1-9572-e1e3f8127219
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uuid:43e21d7b-1c0f-4fd1-9572-e1e3f8127219
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pubs:857081

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