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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Distal Radius Fractures|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Clinical Casebook|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
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