Boyd Surgical Approach

  - Thompson is especially suitable for the middle third of the radius, however, it is not suitable for distal third radial frxs because the posterolateral application of the plate may interfere w/ outcropping tendons to thumb, disturbing function;
    - care is taken with this approach to avoid injury to the radial nerve and therefore it can not be recommended for routine use

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 21, 2012 11:11 am