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Techniques in Orthopaedics:
doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e31827b71b8
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A New Fixation Technique For Phalangeal Neck Fracture in Adults: Report of 2 cases

Kilic, Ayhan MD*; Huri, Gazi MD

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Several open and closed surgical techniques have been reported in the treatment of displaced phalangeal neck fractures. The most common fixation is provided by a Kirschner wire, which is placed in a retrograde manner through the interphalangeal joint in extension. Although it provides a stable fixation, it may lead to joint stiffness and cartilage damage. The purpose of this report is to describe a new fixation technique for phalangeal neck fractures in 2 cases, which may provide stable fixation and prevent cartilage damage and joint stiffness.

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