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J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan;38(1):102-104. Korean. Case Report.
Lee W , Lee SH , Oh SA , Kang DH .
Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

PURPOSE: The standard treatments of hand fractures today are fixations by K -wires, metal plates, wires and lag screws. But it is very difficult to reconstruct fractures by placing implants into small bony fragments especially in the comminuted fractures and intra-articular fractures. This paper describes a simple method of reconstruction with Histoacryl(R) for comminuted and intra-articular fractures in hands. METHODS: 2 cases with comminuted and intra-articular fractures by crushing injury were reconstructed with Histoacryl(R). We performed applying Histoacryl(R) with swab on the bone cortex carefully to avoid Histoacryl(R) infiltrating into the medulla. We could rearrange and fixate bony fragments using only Histoacryl(R), in addition, metal plates, K-wires, wires, and lag screws could be used for secondary fixation if needed. RESULTS: Post-operative X-ray finding of 2 patients assured that the bony fragments of the hand fractures maintained their original positions. Significant displacement and deviation, infection, nonunion, and malunion during the follow-up period were not observed. CONCLUSION: This study showed the possibility of using Histoacryl(R) in addition as a simple method of fixation in the comminuted and intra-articular hand fractures.

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