Comminuted distal radius fractures

Robert M Szabo

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery


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