No difference in outcome between mini-plate and K-wire fixation for small bone fractures in the hand
Hand function outcome in closed small bone fractures treated by open reduction and internal fixation by mini plate or closed crossed pinning: a randomized controlled trailMusculoskelet Surg. 2019 Apr;103(1):99-105. doi: 10.1007/s12306-018-0542-z
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32 patients with closed metacarpal and phalangeal fractures were randomized to operative treatment through either open reduction and internal fixation with a mini-plate or closed reduction and percutaneous fixation with Kirschner wires. Patients were assessed over 2 year follow-up for range of motion, patient-reported disability, and grip strength. Results demonstrated a significant difference at ...
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