Salvage of distal radius nonunion with a dorsal spanning distraction plate.
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.
Mithani, SK; Srinivasan, RC; Kamal, R; Richard, MJ; Leversedge, FJ; Ruch, DS
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