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A systematic review of the influence of burying or not burying Kirschner wires on infection rates following fixation of upper extremity fractures

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Fractures of the upper extremity are common with bones in the hand most frequently fractured. Hand fractures are typically seen in men of working age, distal radius fractures in an older population following a fall and supracondylar fractures in children.1 Kirschner wire (K-wire) fixation is the most common method of surgical fixation. One of the key decisions is whether to bury or not to bury the wire ends. Current popular opinion suggests that buried wires reduce infection rates. However, b...

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Published
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Reviewed (Other)
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.bjps.2017.06.036

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6197-4093
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; KIR
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; KIR
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
9
Pages:
1298-1301
Publication date:
2017-07-08
Acceptance date:
2017-06-25
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EISSN:
1878-0539
ISSN:
1748-6815
Pubs id:
pubs:709323
URN:
uri:ad56be32-2eae-4024-bb64-d01104cec217
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uuid:ad56be32-2eae-4024-bb64-d01104cec217
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pubs:709323

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