• Users Online: 81
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-8

Evaluation of functional and radiological outcome of five-pin technique in management of distal end radius fractures

Department of Orthopaedics, M Y Hospital and MGM Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mitul Jain
91, Radhakrishna Vihar, Pipliyahana, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_113_21

Rights and Permissions

Introduction: Distal end radius fractures are the most common fractures of the upper extremity. The most common mode of injury is a fall on outstretched hand. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning with “the five-pin technique” improve the reliability of fixation. The current study aimed to assess the clinical and functional outcome of fixation of distal radius fractures using the five-pin technique. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with fracture of distal end radius Frykman type 1 and 2 were subjected to close reduction and K-wire fixation by five-pin technique. Results: Functional outcome-using Obrien scoring system for functional outcome, there was 90%–100% score in 11 patients, 80%–89% in 18 patients, and <80 in one patient. Radiological outcome-using Sarmiento modification Lindstrom criteria for radiological outcome, 11 patients had excellent results, and 18 had good results, and one had fair results. Conclusion: “The five-pin technique” is a versatile tool which provides optimum functional and radiological outcomes.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded159    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal