Long-term comparative study of internal fixation with Kirschner wires or cannulated screws for displaced medial epicondyle fractures of the humerus in children: A 10-year follow-up of 42 cases


Ergin O. N. , Demirel M. C. , Senturk F. , Bayram S. , Bilgili F.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.26, no.1, pp.137-143, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/tjtes.2019.77348
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-143

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The rationale behind the decision-making on which type of fixation to use in displaced medial epicondyle fractures is not well elucidated. This study aims to compare the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of internal fixation with either Kirschner wires (K-wires) or cannulated screws in children with displaced medial epicondyle fractures.