International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Results of technique of intrafocal pinning in the management of distal radius fractures

2019, Volume 5 Issue 1

Results of technique of intrafocal pinning in the management of distal radius fractures

Author(s): Dr. Deviprasad and Dr. Suraj Babbar
Abstract: Background and Objectives: Fractures of distal end of the radius are the most common fractures that orthopedic surgeons have to treat. Range of fracture extends from simple extraarticular to highly communited intraarticular fractures. Our objective was to to assess the outcome of intra focal pinning in distal radius fractures in terms of functional recovery and radiological union and to assess the complications associated with the procedure.
Materials and Methods: The present prospective study was conducted between January 2016 and September 2017. 30 patients were enrolled for the study and follow up for a period of 6 months. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning with K wire were done. The radiological parameters were assessed for pre-reduction, post reduction, 4 weeks, 3 months and at 6 months. The data from the radiological parameters was analyzed using students t-test, Bonferroni comparison test and chi-square test. The values were normally distributed (normality test P= 0.3) and significance was assessed using a paired t-test. The statistical significance was defined as p<0.01.
Results: Mean age was 42.03 years with 19 male and 11 female patients. 18(60%) were due to RTA and10 (33.3%) were due to fall. Pin tract infection was seen in 2 patients, K-wire loosening was encountered in 1 patient, Loss of reduction in 1 patient, Radiocarpal arthritis in 2 patients. The radiological parameters were assessed for pre-reduction, post reduction, 4weeks and at 3 months. There was a significant difference in all the three parameters i.e. volar tilt, radial length and radial inclination between both the groups at the end of 3 months.
Conclusion: From our study, we conclude that percutaneous pinning technique is a simple, cheap, minimally invasive and effective method for the treatment of unstable extra articular distal radius fractures, with good functional results.
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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
How to cite this article:
Dr. Deviprasad, Dr. Suraj Babbar. Results of technique of intrafocal pinning in the management of distal radius fractures. Int J Orthop Sci 2019;5(1):186-189. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2019.v5.i1d.35
 
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