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    Old 08-17-2022, 02:28 PM   #1
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    K-wire broke. What to do?

    Hello, 3 weeks ago I had an ORIF procedure to repair distal radius fracture. At the same time two k-wires were installed through ulna and radius in order to stabilize DRUJ. Couple of days ago I noticed one of the wires was very loose. Went to see my surgeon and he pulled it out. It was broken and only a third of it came out. He then removed the second k-wire to avoid it breaking too. He said I may want to wait and do PT and see if the trapped pin is bothering me. Should I have it surgically removed? I donít see how it will not bother me. Thanks.

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