Thumb - Distal phalanx: Distal and Shaft - multifragmentary

K-wire fixation

K-wire fixation

Main indication: Unstable, comminuted, or open fractures

Skill: Some specialized surgical experience
Equipment: Basic equipment only

Contraindications

  • Grossly contaminated injuries

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*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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