We read with interest the article, “Volar locking plates versus Kirschner wires for distal radial fractures—A cost analysis study” by Shyamalan et al. [
] which concluded “With use of a locked volar plate for patients under the age of 70 years there is a loss of £652 for the Trust with the present NHS tariffs”. While we complement the paper, as one of the few to provide a cost analysis for a particular procedure, we wish to bring attention to few important issues with reference to the financial aspect of the paper.
- Shyamalan G.
- Theokli C.
- Pearse Y.
- Tennent D.
Volar locking plates versus Kirschner wires for distal radial fractures—a cost analysis study.
Injury. 2009; 40: 1279-1281
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- Volar locking plates versus Kirschner wires for distal radial fractures—a cost analysis study.Injury. 2009; 40: 1279-1281
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