Exposed versus buried wires for fixation of lateral humeral condyle fractures in children: a comparison of safety and efficacy
Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 08/01/2011
Chan LWM et al. – There was no statistically significant difference in the rate of complications between the buried and exposed groups. The authors conclude that open reduction and exposed wiring is a safe and effective option for lateral condyle fractures, and recommend a period of 4 weeks of K–wire fixation followed by 2 weeks of backslab immobilisation as adequate for union with minimal risk of infection.