Aims: In this study we are evaluating the outcome in management of distal radius fracture by closed reduction and percutaneous 5 k-wire fixation in both young and elderly patients in most types of distal radius fracture types where closed reduction is possible and where ulna is intact or reconstruct able.
Material and Methods: A total of 50 patients with distal end radius fractures associated with or without other fracture were treated in in the department of Orthopaedics at all hospitals attached to SMS Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur. The patients were treated with closed reduction and 5 k-wire (1.8mm) fixation under anaesthesia. Clinical scoring system of green and o’brein modified by Cooney and Sarmiento’s modification of Lindstorm criteria was recorded.
Results: The most commonly encountered complications were superficial pin tract infection (25.5%) and extensor tendon tethering (6.4%) which were less serious complications and resolved completely on removal of k –wires. Cooney modification of Green and O‘ Brien‘s score was showed higher excellent case (84%) than good (10%) and fair (6%)
Conclusion: According to our study perfect closed reduction and five k-wire fixation technique is a versatile tool which provides functional outcomes better than conventional k-wire fixation and volar plating in distal end radius fractures.