Volar locking plate + dorsal-Ulnar plate

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With the advent of locking volar plates, many distal radius fractures, including those with comminution, are able to be adequately stabilized from a volar approach only. However, some fractures require supplemental fixation to adequately stabilize and prevent escape of the dorsal-ulnar fragment, and with it, subluxation of the carpus. Additionally, some fractures require more support of the articular surface than a volar plate can provide on its own. This chapter will describe treatment of distal radius fractures using the combination of a volar locking plate and a dorsal-ulnar plate to appropriately stabilize the dorsal-ulnar aspect of the distal radius.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistal Radius Fractures
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Casebook
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319274898
ISBN (Print)9783319274874
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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