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Fixateur extern oder Spickdrahtosteosynthesen bei instabilen distalen intraartikulären Radiusfrakturen älterer Patienten

  • K. Neumann
  • M. Clarius
  • P. Gutsfeld
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

External Fixation or Percutaneous Pin Fixation in Distal Intraarticular Radius Fractures in Elderly Patients

Summary

Hyperdistraction with external fixation in the treatment of distal intraarticular fractures (Frykman types VII/VIII) in elderly patients results in a higher risk of secondary shortening and loss of the radius length with functional impairment. Using the modified K-wire technique of Kapandjii, a more sufficient restoration of articular congruency can be achieved. The overall score showed 87.5% excellent and good results in the Kapandjii group, compared to 76.5% in the external-fixation group.

Key words

Distal intraarticular fractures (Frykman VII/VIII) Modified Kapandjii-technique External fixation 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Neumann
    • 1
  • M. Clarius
    • 1
  • P. Gutsfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Kreiskrankenhaus, Akademisches LehrkrankenhausTU MünchenGarmisch-PartenkirchenDeutschland

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