J Korean Fract Soc.  1994 Nov;7(2):308-315.

Distal Radius Fracture treated with Distraction Plate Technique

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

The comminuted intraarticular fracture of the distal radius requires early, accurate reduction of the articular surfaces and sustained restoration of anatomic position. The most commonly employed methods are pins and plaster, external fixation, percutaneous pinning and open reduction and internal fixation. There are pitfalls, advantages and disadvantages inherent in each method. Open reduction and internal fixation has been condemned for some time without any controlled series documention its ineffectiveness. Anatomic open reduction and internal fixation with early mobilization, however, are recommanded for nearly every other intraarticular fracture. Two cases of displaced intraarticular fracture of distal radius was managed with distraction plating technique. We will present these cases in detail.

Keyword

Fracture; Distal radius; Distraction Plate technique

MeSH Terms

Early Ambulation
Intra-Articular Fractures
Methods
Radius Fractures*
Radius*
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