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Vol:226 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #14490
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K-wires vs. Cannulated Screws for Transverse Patellar Fractures


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OrthoEvidence. K-wires vs. Cannulated Screws for Transverse Patellar Fractures. ACE Report. 2022;226(1):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/14490

Study Type:Therapy
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Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparison of Functional and Radiological Outcomes of Transverse Patellar Fractures Fixed with Tension Band Fixation Using Cannulated Screws and Kirschner Wires: A Prospective Randomized Study

Indian J Orthop. 2021 Aug 30;56(3): 369-376

Contributing Authors:
N Drolia S Sinha SR Paneru A Kumar J Jameel S Kumar B Shrestha GP Khanal

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Synopsis

Sixty patients with transverse patellar fractures undergoing operative fixation with tension band wiring technique were randomized to receive K-wire fixation (n=30) or 4.5mm cannulated screw fixation (n=30). The primary outcomes of interest were radiographic union, range of motion, function and complication rates. The cannulated screw group demonstrated significantly better postoperative range of ...

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