Kirschner wires or K-wires are sterilized, sharpened, smooth stainless steel pins/wires used in orthopedic surgery as implants. K-wire implants are extremely versatile in their usage and can treat fractures of various kinds in most of the bones from fingertips to toes. Due to their remarkable ability to heal and reconstruct intricate bone fractures, they are a popular choice among orthopedic surgeons the world over. Each reconstruction is an innovation in itself, as every complex fracture presents its unique challenges. There is a paucity of literature on standard techniques, principles and approaches to be employed for K-wiring fractures. This book fi lls that gap. It is the fi rst of its kind in demonstrating the effective execution of K-wiring procedures through a lucid, case-based format. It serves as a practical guide for orthopedic surgeons on K-wiring techniques, thus enabling them to improve patient care. It will be an invaluable reference text not just for practicing orthopedic surgeons but also for subspecialists like consultant hand surgeons, foot and ankle surgeons and microvascular plastic hand surgeons, helping them master the operative techniques related to K-wiring. Salient features
- Detailed coverage of latest techniques and procedures for operating fractures with the help of K-wires
- Thorough descriptions of complexities encountered in all regions of the body
- Discussion of many cases with their management protocols
- Guidance for correcting mismanaged cases by using K-wires
- Use of excellent quality images with textual description that facilitate better relatability
- Extensive use of original patient photographs, radiographs and skillfully created illustrations
Dr C. Rex is a distinguished clinician, well-known orthopedic and trauma surgeon, Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, Rex Ortho Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He runs surgical training courses for junior consultants in trauma and arthroplasty. He has authored more than 20 publications, numerous presentations and has been an invited faculty in many international and national conferences. He is the recipient of several best paper awards and laurels, such as the Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation Gold Medal, Surendran Gold Medal, Subramaniam Gold Medal, Johnson and Johnson prize and Alan Glass Pediatric prize, to name a few. An award-winning international medical and scientific publisher, Thieme has demonstrated its commitment to the highest standard of quality in the state-of-the-art content and presentation of all of its products. Thieme’s trademark blue and silver covers have become synonymous with excellence in publishing.