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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214455/dorsal-plating-of-distal-radius-fractures-historical-context-and-appropriate-use
#1
Omri Ayalon, Nader Paksima
The management of distal radius fractures has evolved over time from a largely nonoperative paradigm to a more commonly performed operative procedures today. Surgical trends have similarly developed, with dorsal plating falling out of favor due to complications involving extensor tendon pathology as well as due to the ubiquity of the volar plate along with the advent of locking plate technology. However, with the improvement in design of newer generation dorsal plates, this technique should be used in the appropriate clinical situation, including dorsal comminution and angulation with concomitant carpal pathology...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211292/clinical-and-functional-outcome-of-open-primary-repair-of-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears-associated-with-distal-radius-fractures
#2
Faisal Johandi, Sreedharan Sechachalam
PURPOSE: We evaluate the clinical and functional outcome of open primary repair of acute TFCC tears in distal radius fracture, when there is gross intraoperative distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability after fixation of the distal radius, in the absence of an ulnar styloid fracture or when the ulnar fracture fragment is too small to be fixed. METHODS: A retrospective review of our institution's distal radius fracture database over a 4-year period (January 2010 to December 2013)...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208956/a-comprehensive-study-of-internal-distraction-plating-an-alternative-method-for-distal-radius-fractures
#3
Mohit J Jain, Kinjal J Mavani
INTRODUCTION: The management of highly comminuted distal radius fractures still remains a major treatment challenge. Articular comminution and compromised bone quality are the culprits. One novel approach is the technique of Internal Distraction Plating which involves "bridging" the fracture with the use of a standard 3.5mm plate applied dorsally in distraction from the radius, proximal to the fracture, to the long finger metacarpal distally, bypassing the comminuted segment. The plate is removed once fracture union has been achieved...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208953/open-reduction-and-volar-plate-fixation-of-dorsally-displaced-distal-radius-fractures-a-prospective-study-of-functional-and-radiological-outcomes
#4
Arjun Ballal, Anand Kumar Sadasivan, Anoop Hegde, Ashwin Shetty
INTRODUCTION: The fractures of the distal radius have always posed a unique challenge to the orthopaedic fraternity. The complex ligamentous and bony anatomy offers a wide variety of fractures to be dealt with around this zone. Over the years these injuries have become common especially in the elderly age group as well as the implants and surgical techniques have improved. AIM: To assess the radiological and functional outcome after fixation of intra-articular dorsally displaced distal radius fractures with open reduction and volar Locking Compression Plate fixation (LCP)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205485/asymptomatic-flexor-tendon-damages-after-volar-locking-plate-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures
#5
Susumu Tokunaga, Yoshihiro Abe
BACKGROUND: To investigate asymptomatic flexor tendon damages after volar locking plate fixation of distal radius fractures in 32 wrists of 32 patients with distal radius fractures fixed using two plate types. Sixteen patients received the Acu-Loc volar distal radius plate, and the remaining 16 patients received the Aptus distal radius correction plate. METHODS: The flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon and flexor digitorum profundus were evaluated according to intraoperative findings at plate removal...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205475/trigonometry-integrated-lift-technique-tilt-for-restoring-volar-tilt-in-distal-radius-fractures-description-of-technique-and-preliminary-results
#6
Sreedharan Sechachalam, Mala Satku, Jian Hao Kevin Wong, Lester Teong Jin Tan, Fok Chuan Yong
BACKGROUND: Restoration of extra-articular and intra-articular parameters are important considerations during operative fixation of distal radius fractures. Restoration of volar tilt by using visual estimation and the 'lift' technique has previously been described. The aim of our study was to describe a mathematical technique for accurately restoring the volar tilt of the distal radius to acceptable anatomic values. METHODS: A retrospective review of cases performed using the trigonometry-integrated ' lift' technique (TILT) was performed...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199291/distal-radius-fractures-in-the-elderly
#7
L Scott Levin, Joshua C Rozell, Nicholas Pulos
Distal radius fractures are common in elderly patients, and the incidence continues to increase as the population ages. The goal of treatment is to provide a painless extremity with good function. In surgical decision making, special attention should be given to the patient's bone quality and functional activity level. Most of these fractures can be treated nonsurgically, and careful closed reduction should aim for maintenance of anatomic alignment with a focus on protecting fragile soft tissues. Locked plating is typically used for fracture management when surgical fixation is appropriate...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193139/the-relationship-between-radiological-alignment-of-united-distal-radius-fractures-and-functional-and-patient-perceived-outcomes-in-elderly-patients
#8
Erik Hohmann, Mahendrakumar Meta, Vasudev Navalgund, Kevin Tetsworth
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between radiological alignment and functional outcomes including strength, range of motion (ROM), and disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand (DASH) and patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) scores in elderly patients with united distal radius fractures. METHODS: We reviewed 118 patients (mean age of 76.2 ± 9.5 years, mean follow-up 36.3 ± 17.6 months). Outcome measures included the DASH and PRWE scores, ROM, and grip and pinch strength were measured using a validated mobile hand-held dynamometer...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181454/evaluation-of-radiographic-fracture-position-1-year-after-variable-angle-locking-volar-distal-radius-plating-a-prospective-multicentre-case-series
#9
T Teunis, J Jupiter, K D Schaser, G Fronhöfer, R Babst, M Langer, A Platz, A Schierz, A Joeris, D Rikli
: Treatment with a variable angle locking plate can, in theory, maintain near anatomic reduction of intra-articular distal radius fractures, but it is unknown to what extent reduction is maintained as measured by computed tomography. We assessed changes in radiographic fracture position 1 year post-operatively. We included 73 patients of whom 66 patients (90%) had radiographs available for review at 1 year post-operatively. We found a small (less than 2 mm or 2°) but statistically significant change in several measures...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179058/corrective-osteotomy-is-an-effective-method-of-treating-distal-radius-malunions-with-good-long-term-functional-results
#10
M A M Mulders, P N d'Ailly, B I Cleffken, N W L Schep
INTRODUCTION: Malunion occurs in approximately 23% of non-operatively treated and 11% of operatively treated distal radius fractures. The decision whether to correct a malunion is primarily based on functional impairment and wrist pain. The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term functional outcomes of corrective osteotomies for symptomatic malunited distal radius fractures. METHODS: All consecutive corrective osteotomies of the distal radius performed in one centre between January 2009 and January 2016 were included...
January 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160903/elevated-bone-turnover-markers-are-associated-with-distal-radius-fractures-in-premenopausal-women
#11
Beverlie L Ting, Kempland C Walley, Thomas G Travison, Tamara D Rozental
PURPOSE: To examine whether premenopausal women with distal radius fractures (DRF) have lower levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) and increased levels of serum bone turnover markers (BTM) compared with control subjects without fracture. METHODS: Premenopausal women with DRF (n = 20) were prospectively enrolled and compared with age-matched individuals without a fracture (n = 20). Outcome measures included serum levels of 25(OH)D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), markers of bone formation (osteocalcin [OC], N-terminal extension propeptide of type I collagen [P1NP], and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase [BSAP]), and markers of bone resorption (C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen [CTX])...
February 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157078/analysis-of-upper-limb-movement-range-and-global-grip-strength-after-surgical-treatment-of-ao-type-c-distal-radius-fractures-using-lcp-plates-and-k-wires
#12
Adam Białas, Marek Synder, Artur Dyhdalewicz, Krzysztof Walenczak
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the outcomes of treatment of AO Type C distal radius fractures using LCP plates and K-wires. The analysis focused on comparison of movement range and global grip strength between the operated limb and the healthy one. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study involved 60 patients treated in the Regional Specialist Hospital in Zgierz in the period 2008-2013. LCP plates were used in 31 cases and fixation with K-wires was employed in 29 patients...
May 5, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155059/outcomes-and-financial-implications-of-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-a-comparative-study-of-open-reduction-internal-fixation-orif-with-volar-locking-plates-versus-nonoperative-management
#13
Dong Hao Toon, Rex Antony Xavier Premchand, Jane Sim, Rajaratnam Vaikunthan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the functional and radiographic outcomes, as well as the treatment costs, of closed displaced intra-articular distal radius fractures treated with either open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) with volar locking plates or nonoperative treatment with plaster cast immobilisation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients (32 receiving ORIF, 28 receiving nonoperative treatment) with closed intra-articular distal radius fractures were included...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144268/comparison-of-effects-of-seven-treatment-methods-for-distal-radius-fracture-on-minimizing-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#14
Jian-Hang Wang, Tao Sun
INTRODUCTION: Using network meta-analysis, we evaluated the adverse effects of the seven most common treatment methods, i.e., bridging external fixation, non-bridging external fixation, K-wire fixation, plaster fixation, dorsal plating, volar plating, and dorsal and volar plating, by their associated risk of developing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in distal radius fracture (DRF) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Following an exhaustive search of scientific literature databases for high quality studies, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) related to our study topic were screened and selected based on stringent predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127676/distal-radius-fractures-in-the-athlete
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REVIEW
Casey Beleckas, Ryan Calfee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Distal radius fractures are one of the most common upper extremity fractures. Athletes with distal radius fractures are treated according to the same principles as non-athletes but present several unique considerations. At all levels of sport, injured athletes desire to return to play as rapidly as possible. RECENT FINDINGS: Earlier operative fixation may allow an athlete to return to play more quickly. Volar locking plates are most commonly used for operative treatment of distal radius fractures due to their stability and low incidence of complications...
January 27, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119800/ulna-rotation-osteotomy-in-complete-dislocation-of-the-distal-radioulnar-joint
#16
Markus Gabl, Rohit Arora, Eva Maria Gassner, Gernot Schmidle
Background Complete dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is a rare injury. Dislocation can present as uni- or multidirectional, acute or chronic, reducible or irreducible. It can occur due to isolated loss of ligamentous restraints or more frequent in Galeazzi - or Essex-Lopresti-type fractures. Case Description A 28-year-old man sustained a distal radius fracture and presented after conservative treatment with blocked supination. Examination revealed a malunion of the distal radius in combination with an irreducible dorsal dislocation of the DRUJ...
February 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119796/distal-radius-fractures-do-not-displace-following-splint-or-cast-removal-in-the-acute-postreduction-period-a-prospective-observational-study
#17
Brock D Foster, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, Nathanael Heckmann, William C Pannell, Ram K Alluri, Alidad Ghiassi
Background Displacement of distal radius fractures has been previously described in the literature; however, little is known about fracture displacement following splint or cast removal at the initial clinic visit following reduction and immobilization. Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for fracture displacement following splint or cast removal and physical examination in the acute postinjury period. Methods All patients with a closed distal radius fracture who presented to our orthopedic hand clinic within 3 weeks of injury were prospectively enrolled in our study...
February 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119795/ao-distal-radius-fracture-classification-global-perspective-on-observer-agreement
#18
Prakash Jayakumar, Teun Teunis, Beatriz Bravo Giménez, Frederik Verstreken, Livio Di Mascio, Jesse B Jupiter
Background The primary objective of this study was to test interobserver reliability when classifying fractures by consensus by AO types and groups among a large international group of surgeons. Secondarily, we assessed the difference in inter- and intraobserver agreement of the AO classification in relation to geographical location, level of training, and subspecialty. Methods A randomized set of radiographic and computed tomographic images from a consecutive series of 96 distal radius fractures (DRFs), treated between October 2010 and April 2013, was classified using an electronic web-based portal by an invited group of participants on two occasions...
February 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119794/the-oblique-metaphyseal-shortening-osteotomy-of-the-distal-ulna-surgical-technique-and-results-of-ten-patients
#19
Szabolcs Benis, Jean F Goubau, Koen Mermuys, Petrus Van Hoonacker, Bart Berghs, Diederick Kerckhove, Bert Vanmierlo
Background Ulnocarpal abutment is a common condition following distal radius fractures. There are different surgical methods of treatment for this pathology: open and arthroscopic wafer procedure or an ulnar shortening osteotomy. We describe an oblique metaphyseal shortening osteotomy of the distal ulna using two cannulated headless compression screws. We report the results of 10 patients treated with this method. Materials and Methods Out of 17 patients, 10 could be reviewed retrospectively for this study...
February 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117126/the-role-of-ct-scan-in-postoperative-evaluation-of-distal-radius-fractures-retrospective-analysis-in-regard-to-complications-and-revision-rates
#20
Michael G Jakubietz, Laura Mages, Robert K Zahn, Werner Kenn, Rafael G Jakubietz, Rainer H Meffert
BACKGROUND: Intraarticular fractures of the distal radius present a challenging problem for surgeons. While preoperative CT scans are considered helpful to understand the type of fracture and to choose an adequate approach, the role of postoperative CT scans is not yet clearly defined. The aim of this study was to analyze indications for postoperative CT scans and to evaluate its potential therapeutic consequence in regard to detection of complications and its influence on revision rates in intraarticular fractures...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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