- 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
Distal radius fractures are one of the most common injuries of the upper limb. They commonly occur after a fall on the outstretched hand. The demographics of this condition have changed in the past few decades – with many more occurring after high-energy injuries, resulting in increasingly complex and unstable fractures. These require reduction and stabilization with internal fixation devices.
The following is a step-by-step guide on internal fixation of distal radius fractures using a Synthes® 2.4 mm Variable Angle LCP Two-Column Distal Radius System.
Author : Manish Gupta, Consultant Hand Surgeon
Institution: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham ,UK
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THE TREATMENT OF DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES GUIDELINE AND EVIDENCE REPORT (Summary of Recommendations)
- IM nail: (wright medical)
- requires initial & temporary intra focal pin fixation;
- dissection between the abductor pollicis longus/Ext Pollicis Brevis and the ECRL/ECRB
- 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®.