Comminuted displaced fractures of the distal end of the radius pose a significant treatment challenge. The goal of treatment is to restore functional, painless motion of the wrist and fingers. Although satisfactory results correlate to a large extent with obtaining and maintaining normal anatomy, excessive distraction and a flexed wrist position with external fixation cause more harm than good, even if the anatomy is restored.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Orthopedic Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine