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The Wire Study—a protocol for a multi-stage feasibility study evaluating K-wire fixation of hand fractures in the UK

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Background Hand fractures are common and sometimes require surgery to restore function. Placement of Kirschner wires (K-wires) is the most common form of surgical fixation. After placement, a key decision is whether to bury the end of a K-wire or leave it protruding from the skin (exposed). A recent systematic review found no evidence to support either approach and a national clinician and surgeon survey demonstrated further uncertainty. We aim to determine the design of a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s40814-021-00858-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Sub department:
EQ CONTINUING EDUCATION - EQ CENTRAL; HF BOTNAR RESEARCH CENTRE
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9347-5026
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Pilot and Feasibility Studies Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Article number:
128
Place of publication:
England
Publication date:
2021-06-17
Acceptance date:
2021-05-21
DOI:
EISSN:
2055-5784
ISSN:
2055-5784
Pmid:
34140031
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1183556
Local pid:
pubs:1183556
Deposit date:
2021-07-21

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