• Use of cannulated compression screws for skeletal stabilisation during digital re-vascularisation

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Osteosynthesis is the first step in digital replantation and of paramount importance for re-vascularisation in the context of open fractures1. Multiple techniques have been described to achieve this: plates and screws, Kirschner wires, intraosseous wires and combinations of these2,3. K-wire fixation is the most commonly used, as it is fast and readily available in most Hand Surgery units. Insertion of two K-wires can be sufficient to stabilize most fractures and control rotation, allowing microsurgical reconstruction.
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