Salvage of distal radius nonunion with a dorsal spanning distraction plate.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Treatment of nonunion after previous instrumentation of distal radius fractures represents a reconstructive challenge. Resultant osteopenia provides a poor substrate for fixation, often necessitating wrist fusion for salvage. A spanning dorsal distraction plate (bridge plate) can be a useful adjunct to neutralize forces across the wrist, alone or in combination with nonspanning plates to achieve union, salvage wrist function, and avoid wrist arthrodesis in distal radius nonunion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mithani, SK; Srinivasan, RC; Kamal, R; Richard, MJ; Leversedge, FJ; Ruch, DS

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 981 - 984

PubMed ID

  • 24679491

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.02.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States