K-wires vs. Cannulated Screws for Transverse Patellar Fractures
Comparison of Functional and Radiological Outcomes of Transverse Patellar Fractures Fixed with Tension Band Fixation Using Cannulated Screws and Kirschner Wires: A Prospective Randomized StudyIndian J Orthop. 2021 Aug 30;56(3): 369-376
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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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