Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:77 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0486-9 INVITED COMMENTAR Y David M. Evans Comment on “A novel device for the application of Kirschner wires: improvements, more applications, and clinical experience” by B. Rieck Published online: 14 March 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 The use of power tools to insert Kirschner wires has be- smooth axial rotation of the wire. However, it is well come standard practice and has the advantage over previ- recognized that powered insertion of wires generates ously existing hand-held instruments of providing heat within bone and can contribute to loosening or pin- track infections. One solution to this is the more recently This commentary refers to the paper at available oscillating device for insertion, but the simple http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00238-003-0485-x device described in the contribution by Dr. Rieck offers an appealing opportunity to return to the simple hand- D. M. Evans ( ) held method. Windsor, UK e-mail: email@example.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 1, 2003
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