Coverage of distal radius internal fixation and wrist fusion devices with AlloDerm

Peter L. Althausen, Robert M Szabo

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Dorsal plating for wrist arthrodesis, although a well-accepted form of treatment of the unstable or arthritic wrist, is accompanied by a high incidence of problems related to soft tissues. Dorsal plating of distal radius fractures has also been associated with soft-tissue complications, particularly extensor tendon ruptures. In an effort to reduce adhesions, extensor synovitis, or tendon rupture, we describe a technique for plate coverage using AlloDerm, an immunologically inert acellular dermal matrix with an intact basement membrane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-268
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004



  • AlloDerm
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Dorsal plating
  • Wrist arthrodesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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