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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
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BOTHA, AH  and  DU TOIT, AB. Migration of a Kirschner wire from the wrist to the cubital fossa. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.3, pp.90-92. ISSN 2309-8309.

A patient presented with a distal radius and ulna fracture which was treated with closed reduction and Kirschner wires. The patient presented after an extended time period with elbow pain and associated loss of function. Examination revealed that the Kirschner wires migrated to his cubital fossa. Removal of the Kirschner wire resulted in complete functional recovery.

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