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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #6309
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Mini-plate vs. K-wire internal fixation for metacarpal and phalangeal fractures


Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Mini-plate versus Kirschner wire internal fixation for treatment of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures in Chinese Han population: a meta-analysis

J Orthop Surg Res. 2014 Apr 11;9(1):24

Contributing Authors: J Xu C Zhang

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Synopsis

18 randomized controlled trials or retrospective case control studies that compared the effect of mini-plate fixation with K-wire fixation for the treatment of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures were pooled to determine the overall effectiveness of each treatment on Chinese Han individuals. Results of the study indicated that mini-plate internal fixation resulted in significantly lower fracture h...

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