Muhammad Ali,TayyabShoaib, Muhammad Iqbal, YasirIqbal, Muhammad IkramUllah Khan, Muhammad Omer

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Kirschner Wire versus Miniplate Internal Fixation Effectiveness for Metacarpal Fractures in Pakistani Population

Muhammad Ali,TayyabShoaib, Muhammad Iqbal, YasirIqbal, Muhammad IkramUllah Khan, Muhammad Omer



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Results: Among total 50 patients with metacarpal fracture patients, 52% had left side involved while 24(48%) had right side involved. 50% patients were managed with K-wire internal fixation (group 1) while other 50% with Miniplate internal fixation (group 2). The mean age of the first group patients was 34.44±10.12 years while the mean age of the second group of the patients was 33.28±9.09 years. Among 25metacarpal fracture patients managed with K-wires, none showed union at post-operative day 1, 2nd and 4th post-op week. After 6 post-op weeks, 1 (4%) patient had union, after 8 post-op weeks, 7 (28%) patients had union, on 10th post-op week, 18(72%) cases had union and on 3rd and 4th post-op month, in 24 (96%) cases union on radiographs was visible.



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