Distal radial fracture

distal radial fractureDistal radial fractures are very common injuries of upper skeletal trauma. These injuries occur in elderly individuals from falls or in high energy trauma such as a car accident or sports. If a patient has osteoporosis, a minor fall can result in a comminuted wrist fracture. If surgery is required, osteoporotic bone is a challenging factor for physician to fix rigidly and safely. Multiple pins, conventional plates, or external fixation are the surgical options for distal radial fractures,

 

 

APThese treatment options cannot achieve enough stability for early rehabilitation. The angular locked device, or volar locking plate, can hold the fragile bone to allow early rehabilitation, has changed the approach to a distal radius fracture. Many volar locking plates are made all over the world and have become a standard treatment for distal radius fractures.

 

 

Distal radial fracture