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Metatarsal Fracture Reduction and Fixation by Kirschner Wires: Technical Tip

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The incidence of metatarsal fractures is not precisely known. Malposition might cause future metatarsalgia, mid-foot pain and discomfort, which may dictate an on-going need for in-shoe orthosis, shoe modification and, occasionally, operative correction. To minimize and prevent these problems, we describe a simple technique for reduction and fixation of metatarsal fractures by Kirschner wires. We have found this technique to be a simple and efficient way of reducing and fixing metatarsal fractures. It is applied easily by the closed and open technique.

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E. Peled, D. Norman and E. Melamed, "Metatarsal Fracture Reduction and Fixation by Kirschner Wires: Technical Tip," Surgical Science, Vol. 3 No. 6, 2012, pp. 344-346. doi: 10.4236/ss.2012.36067.


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