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Alternative K-wire fixation

For K-wire fixation, introduce 2 unthreaded K-wires percutaneously, ensuring that they cross the fracture plane as ...

Percutaneous K-wire fixation can be an easy-to-perform and cost-efficient alternative to lag screw fixation. However, the disadvantages of K-wire fixation remain, most notably less stability, lacking compression and the risk of displacement.

For K-wire fixation, introduce 2 unthreaded K-wires percutaneously, ensuring that they cross the fracture plane as perpendicularly as possible. To reduce the risk of displacement, insert the K-wires at diverging angles.

Confirm reduction using image intensification.

Cut the K-wire outside of the skin and bend them.