Management of Severely Comminuted Distal Radius Fractures.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Distal radius fractures are among the most common fractures of the upper extremity. Indications for operative and nonsurgical management have evolved over time, as have fixation techniques. Volar locking plates are commonly used in the treatment of selected distal radius fractures such as low-energy or relatively uncomplicated fractures. They have limitations, however, in the management of highly comminuted fracture patterns and in polytrauma patients. In these patients, other methods ranging from spanning fixation to fragment-specific fixation have emerged as useful alternatives in the surgeon's armamentarium for treatment of these challenging fractures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brogan, DM; Richard, MJ; Ruch, D; Kakar, S

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1905 - 1914

PubMed ID

  • 26243322

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-6564

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.03.014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States