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Volume:3 Issue:9 Number:34 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #5231
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Improved fixation with hydroxyapatite-coated fixation pins in wrist fractures


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OrthoEvidence. Improved fixation with hydroxyapatite-coated fixation pins in wrist fractures. ACE Report. 2014;3(9):34. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/5231

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

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 fractures

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 May;83-A(5):717-21

Contributing Authors: A Moroni C Faldini S Marchetti M Manca V Consoli S Giannini

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Synopsis

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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