Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy

: 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98--102

Percutaneous kirschner wire fixation of displaced colles' fracture

Pawan Kumar, Dasarath Kisan 
 Department of Orthopaedics, Hi-Tech Medical College, Rourkela, Odisha, India

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Dr. Pawan Kumar
Jayprakash Nagar, Bariatu Road, Sadar, Ranchi - 834 009, Jharkhand

Introduction: Colles' fractures are one of the most common adult fractures encountered during clinical practice of an orthopaedic surgeon. It occur as the result of a fall on the outstretched hand (FOOSH). They consist of a fracture of distal redial metaphyseal region with dorsal angulation and impaction but without the involvement of the articular surface. Material and Methods: Twenty eight patients with severely displaced Colles' fractures were treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning with two/three kirschner wires. All the fractures healed within 3 months.Anatomical result was excellent or good in 22(80%) cases, but 6(20%) cases developed malunion. Functional results were satisfactory in all the cases. At a mean follow up of 3 years after injury, none had wrist pain. Grip strength was 95% of the opposite normal side. There were no serious complications. No patient had a significant loss of rotation of the forearm. Conclusion: The study showed that additional fixation improves both the anatomical and functional results after a Colles' fracture.Our results showed that the procedure ia a very effective treatment option for severely displaced Colles' fractures.

How to cite this article:
Kumar P, Kisan D. Percutaneous kirschner wire fixation of displaced colles' fracture.J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil 2018;10:98-102

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Kumar P, Kisan D. Percutaneous kirschner wire fixation of displaced colles' fracture. J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];10:98-102
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