J Korean Fract Soc.  2020 Jan;33(1):38-42. 10.12671/jkfs.2020.33.1.38.

Tension Band Wiring Technique for Distal Radius Fracture with a Volar Articular Marginal Fragment: Technical Note

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, MS Jaegeon Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, Uijeongbu, Korea. medicyoung1979@gmail.com


Most distal radius fractures are currently being treated with anterior plating using anatomical precontoured locking compression plates via the anterior approach. However, it is difficult to fix the volar articular marginal fragment because these anatomical plates should be placed proximally to the watershed line. There were just a few methods of fixation for this fragment on medical literature. Herein, we introduced a tension band wiring technique for fixation of a volar articular marginal fragment in the distal radius.


Distal radius; Articular marginal fracture; Anterior approach; Tension band wiring
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