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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-8

Evaluation of functional and radiological outcome of five-pin technique in management of distal end radius fractures


Department of Orthopaedics, M Y Hospital and MGM Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mitul Jain
91, Radhakrishna Vihar, Pipliyahana, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_113_21

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Introduction: Distal end radius fractures are the most common fractures of the upper extremity. The most common mode of injury is a fall on outstretched hand. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning with “the five-pin technique” improve the reliability of fixation. The current study aimed to assess the clinical and functional outcome of fixation of distal radius fractures using the five-pin technique. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with fracture of distal end radius Frykman type 1 and 2 were subjected to close reduction and K-wire fixation by five-pin technique. Results: Functional outcome-using Obrien scoring system for functional outcome, there was 90%–100% score in 11 patients, 80%–89% in 18 patients, and <80 in one patient. Radiological outcome-using Sarmiento modification Lindstrom criteria for radiological outcome, 11 patients had excellent results, and 18 had good results, and one had fair results. Conclusion: “The five-pin technique” is a versatile tool which provides optimum functional and radiological outcomes.


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