Kirschner wire

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A Kirschner wire, also known as K-wire, is a smooth stainless steel pin with a drill tip. The wire is available in different diameters with various tips.

The K-wire is used mainly in orthopedics and plastic surgery and is especially useful for hand surgery.

The main functions of the K-wire are fixation of fractures and skeletal traction. A great advantage is the possibility of percutaneous placement. This means that the K-wire is inserted into bone through the skin.

In the publications section you will find information regarding experiments our research group performed concerning different K-wire insertion techniques.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.

Kind regards,

BBGM Franssen, MD PhD

 

 


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Last updated: 14th March, 2010 11:20 AM