Prying reduction with mosquito forceps versus limited open reduction for irreducible distal radius‐ulna fractures in older children: a retrospective study

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Background: There are disputes about which reduction technique should be adopted in treatment of distal radius-ulna fractures in older children who failed to achieve manual reduction. This study compared clinical effects between prying reduction with mosquito forceps (PRMF) and limited open reduction (LOR) of treating irreducible distal radius-ulna fractures in older children. Methods: One hundred ten children with irreducible distal radius-ulna fractures were selected from January 2015 to December 2017 in Xi’an Hong Hui hospital. Retrospective analysis was performed. According to different reduction techniques, these children were divided into PRMF group (59 cases) and LOR group (51 cases). All children were treated with percutaneous Kirschner wire fixation and external fixation with plaster. Operation indexes, complications and wrist joint functions were compared between the two groups. Results: Operation time of PRMF group was shorter than that of LOR group (P < 0.05). Incision length in PRMF group was less than that in LOR group (P < 0.05). Bleeding volume of PRMF group was less than that of LOR group (P < 0.05). Incidence of complications in PRMF group was lower than that in LOR group. Conclusions: Compared with limited open reduction, it has better clinical effects of prying reduction with mosquito forceps in treatment of irreducible distal radius-ulna fractures in older children. This technique has the advantages of simple operation, less trauma, less bleeding and fewer complications, which is worthy of clinical promotion.

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Huang, Q., Su, F., Wang, Z. M., Xue, H. Z., Sun, L., Ma, T., … Li, Z. (2021). Prying reduction with mosquito forceps versus limited open reduction for irreducible distal radius‐ulna fractures in older children: a retrospective study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-021-04024-y

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