Improved fixation with hydroxyapatite-coated fixation pins in wrist fractures
Improvement of the bone-pin interface strength in osteoporotic bone with use of hydroxyapatite-coated tapered external-fixation pins. A prospective, randomized clinical study of wrist fracturesJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 May;83-A(5):717-21
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20 female patients with osteoporosis and a wrist fracture were randomized to receive external fixation with either standard tapered pins or hydroxyapatite-coated tapered pins. The strength of fixation was assessed when the external fixation device was removed 6 weeks postoperatively. Two patients managed with standard pins and no patient managed with hydroxyapatite-coated pins had a pin-track infe...
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