Print ISSN: 2790-0207

Online ISSN: 2790-0215

Keywords : K. wire

Unstable Proximal Phalangeal Fracture of the Hand Case Report and a Technical Note

Adnan Abdilmajeed Faraj

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2020, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 32-35
DOI: 10.32894/kjms.2020.169350

The current technique using K wires for the fixation of unstable proximal phalangeal fracture of the hand provides a stable construct without compromising joint mobility and soft tissue. These features are otherwise very difficult to fix. The technique involved ante grade introduction of K-wires from the proximal part aiming to the condyles and crossing the wires with the wire from the other condyle beyond the fracture plane to avoid distraction. The wires will then be pulled until the proximal end is buried in the condyles. The exit of the wires is proximal to the proximal interphalangeal joint.