As the operative management of displaced distal radius fractures evolves, intraoperative techniques and fixation strategies evolve as well. Achieving and maintaining an acceptable reduction is paramount but can be difficult with particular fracture patterns. In this article, we describe the use of a radial column plate as a reduction tool in the management of unstable distal radius fractures, along with clinical and radiographic clinical outcomes. This technique can be useful in situations where multiplanar instability exists, or simply when intraoperative assistance is limited. Surgeons can expect acceptable radiographic and clinical outcomes when using this technique, although effects on scar formation and wrist range of motion are currently not known.
|American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
|Published - Mar 1 2018
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Medicine