Distal Radius Fracture

- Discussion:
    - fracture types:
           - barton's fracture - dorsal 
           - barton's fracture - volar
           - chauffeur's fracture
           - colles fracture
           - intra-articular fractures of distal radius 
           - pediatric distal radius fracture 
           - smith's fracture  
    - classification: 
           - frykman classification 
           - melone classification
           - universal classification 
    - radiographs:
           - radial inclination
           - radial length
           - palmar slope 


    - treatment options:
           - non operative treatment (closed reduction
           - percutaneous pinning
           - external fixators for distal radius fractures:
           - ORIF of distal radius fractures:

    - complications
           - malunion 
- references

THE TREATMENT OF DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES GUIDELINE AND EVIDENCE REPORT (Summary of Recommendations)

A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Complications of Treating Unstable Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly 

           - IM nail: (wright medical)
                   - requires initial & temporary intra focal pin fixation;
                   - dissection between the abductor pollicis longus/Ext Pollicis Brevis and the ECRL/ECRB
                   - references:
                          - Prospective Study of Distal Radial Fractures Treated with an Intramedullary Nail  
                          - Comparative analysis of intramedullary nail fixation versus casting for treatment of distal radius fractures.
                          - A new technique in the treatment of distal radius fractures: the Micronail®.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:04 pm