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Case Report

Kirschner Wire Breakage during Removal Requiring Retrieval

Figure 3

Right middle finger skin incision (a) with central line marking K-wire position based on fluoroscopy. Extensor tendon divided on ulnar side to access distal interphalangeal joint (b). Incision made dorsally on middle phalanx down to K-wire allowing it to be pushed out distally, facilitated by radial deviation at distal interphalangeal joint (c-d).
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