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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663104/treatment-goals-for-distal-radius-fractures-in-2018-recommendations-and-practical-advice
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REVIEW
F Loisel, M Bourgeois, T Rondot, J Nallet, M Boeckstins, S Rochet, G Leclerc, L Obert, D Lepage
The goals of distal radius fracture treatment in patients above 65 years of age would not change over time if the fracture were the only factor to consider. However, people change, and fixation methods also change. Since this fracture heals in nearly every case and volar plates have eliminated the worry of malunion, we are left with two main goals. In active patients with weakened bones, the aim is to help them regain their quality of life as quickly as possible while avoiding iatrogenic conditions. This compromise is possible because of new tools-but at what price?...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657475/incidence-of-tendon-rupture-following-volar-plate-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-survey-of-2787-cases
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Kotaro Sato, Kenya Murakami, Yoshikuni Mimata, Minoru Doita
This study assessed the comprehensive incidence of tendon rupture following volar locking plate (VLP) surgery for a large number of patients with distal radius fractures (DRFs) at multiple facilities in one prefecture, Japan. During the 4-year period, 2787 patients with DRFs underwent fixation using VLP. The overall incidence rates of rupture of the FPL, the extensor pollicis longus, the flexor digitorum profundus of the index finger, and the extensor digitorum communis were 0.35% (10 patients), 0.29% (8 patients), 0...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642947/absence-of-flexor-carpi-radialis-identified-during-volar-approach-for-fixation-of-distal-radius-fracture-a-case-report
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Tomoyo Irie, Makoto Motomiya, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Volar locking plate fixation of distal radius fractures is commonly performed because of its good clinical outcomes. The flexor carpi radialis (FCR) approach is one of the most popular approaches to dissecting the volar side of the distal radius because of its simplicity and safety. We describe an extremely rare case of an absent FCR identified during a volar approach for fixation of a distal radius fracture. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old woman with distal radius fracture underwent surgery using the usual FCR approach and volar locking plate...
April 11, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626236/prospective-study-of-comminuted-articular-distal-radius-fractures-stabilized-by-volar-plating-in-the-elderly
#4
Daniel Martinez-Mendez, Alejandro Lizaur-Utrilla, Joaquin de Juan-Herrero
PURPOSE: The objective was to assess the ability of the volar locking plate to maintain the radiographic parameters over the time in elderly patients with complex intra-articular distal radius fractures. METHODS: Prospective cohort of 66 consecutive patients with mean age of 68 (range 60-81) years and AO type C fractures treated with volar locking plate. Radiographic measurements were performed pre and post-operatively at each follow-up. Clinical assessment was made by Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation scores, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score, range of motion, and grip strength...
April 7, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621979/nordic-innovative-trial-to-evaluate-osteoporotic-fractures-nitep-group-non-operative-treatment-versus-surgery-with-volar-locking-plate-in-the-treatment-of-distal-radius-fracture-in-patients-aged-65-and-over-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomized-controlled
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Teemu P Hevonkorpi, Antti P Launonen, Lauri Raittio, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir O Sumrein, Minna K Laitinen, Ville M Mattila
BACKGROUND: In the literature, there are numerous studies that compare different surgical procedures in the treatment of distal radius fractures (DRF). It is, however, unknown whether operative treatment and better restoration of anatomy with volar locking plate yields a better functional outcome in the elderly population when compared with non-operative treatment. METHODS AND DESIGN: This study is a prospective, randomized, controlled, multi-center trial. The purpose will be to compare the non-operative and operative treatment of initially or early malaligned distal radius fractures in patients aged 65 and older...
April 5, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618418/the-retinaculum-flap-for-dorsal-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures
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REVIEW
Noémie Devaux, Julia Henning, Mathias Haefeli, Philipp Honigmann
In spite of the more popular volar approach for plating of distal radius fractures (DRFs), there are still indications for dorsal plating and even combined dorsovolar plating in complex DRFs. Dorsal plating carries a concern for complications such as tenosynovitis, extensor tendon adhesions, and delayed extensor tendon ruptures. These risks can be minimized by use of modern low-profile plates and the use of an extensor retinaculum flap to cover the distal plate and screws. We describe the technique of the dorsal retinaculum flap for dorsal plating of DRFs...
April 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615100/ultrasonography-or-direct-radiography-a-comparison-of-two-techniques-to-detect-dorsal-screw-penetration-after-volar-plate-fixation
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Yunus Oc, Bekir Eray Kilinc, Anıl Gulcu, Ali Varol, Rodi Ertugrul, Adnan Kara
BACKGROUND: Complications related to extensor tendons have begun to increase with the use of volar plates in the treatment of distal radius fractures. In this study, we aimed to compare four-plane radiography and ultrasonography in the evaluation of dorsal cortex screw penetration following volar plate fixation. METHODS: We recruited 47 patients (33 males, 14 females, mean age 37.4 years; range 18-58 years). To evaluate dorsal screw penetration in all patients, we performed radiographs at 45° pronation, 45° supination and obtained dorsal tangential graphs at maximum palmar flexion, and a wrist lateral radiograph...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611845/dual-radial-styloid-and-volar-plating-for-unstable-fractures-of-the-distal-radius
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Matthew R Garner, Patrick C Schottel, Ryan R Thacher, Stephen J Warner, Dean G Lorich
As the operative management of displaced distal radius fractures evolves, intraoperative techniques and fixation strategies evolve as well. Achieving and maintaining an acceptable reduction is paramount but can be difficult with particular fracture patterns. In this article, we describe the use of a radial column plate as a reduction tool in the management of unstable distal radius fractures, along with clinical and radiographic clinical outcomes. This technique can be useful in situations where multiplanar instability exists, or simply when intraoperative assistance is limited...
March 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580685/systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis-of-the-rate-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-after-prophylactic-carpal-tunnel-release-in-patients-with-a-distal-radius-fracture
#9
Z Al-Amin, S A Senyürek, E M M Van Lieshout, M M E Wijffels
The aim of this study was to determine the rate of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients with a volar plated distal radius fracture (DRF), with or without prophylactic carpal tunnel release (CTR). The PubMed database was searched for studies reporting on CTS in patients with a DRF fixed by a volar plate. Selected patients were those who underwent prophylactic CTR versus patients who did not. Pooled rates of CTS were calculated using inverse - variance weighting assuming a random effects model. Tests for heterogeneity were applied...
March 23, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567086/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-the-distance-between-the-flexor-pollicis-longus-tendon-and-volar-prominence-of-the-plate-as-a-function-of-volar-plate-positioning-and-pronator-quadratus-repair-a-cadaver-study
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C K Goorens, K Van Royen, S Grijseels, S Provyn, J De Mey, T Scheerlinck, J F Goubau
Flexor tendon injury after volar plating of distal radius fractures is due to friction against the plate. To assess this risk, the distance between the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) and the volar prominence of the plate was measured with ultrasonography under various conditions: a standard plate fixed proximal or distal to the watershed line and a low-profile volar rim plate, with and without transection of the pronator quadratus (PQ). Distance from the FPL to the volar prominence of the plate decreased significantly when the PQ was cut and when a standard plate was placed distal to the watershed line, with the tendon often bulging over the plate...
March 19, 2018: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559327/lift-off-screw-results-in-accurate-sagittal-tilt-correction-in-a-distal-radius-fracture-model
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Austin J Roebke, Adam S Martin, Zubair Sarmast, Erica Fisk, Kanu S Goyal
PURPOSE: To determine the accuracy of a distal-first open reduction internal plate fixation technique in achieving correction of volar tilt in dorsally angulated distal radius fractures. METHODS: Twenty foam radius models were divided evenly into groups N (normal) and O (osteoporotic). Dorsally angulated extra-articular distal radius fractures were then created. Group O underwent further modification to simulate an osteoporotic model. After static pinning in various degrees of dorsal angulation, opaque fiducial markers were placed and fluoroscopy was used to measure prereduction volar tilt...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544978/prospective-evaluation-of-an-opioid-reduction-protocol-in-hand-surgery
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C Liam Dwyer, Maximillian Soong, Alice Hunter, Jesse Dashe, Eric Tolo, N George Kasparyan
PURPOSE: We investigated whether written guidelines for surgeons and educational handouts for patients regarding safe and effective opioid use after hand surgery could reduce prescription sizes while achieving high patient satisfaction and a low refill rate. METHODS: All patients undergoing isolated carpal tunnel release or distal radius volar locked plating in a hand surgery group practice during a 6-month period were prospectively enrolled. Surgeons prescribed analgesics at their own discretion based on written guidelines...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523372/effectiveness-of-an-arthroscopic-technique-to-correct-supination-losses-of-90%C3%A2-or-more
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Francisco Del Piñal, Eduardo Moraleda, Jaime S Rúas, Ana Rodriguez-Vega, Alexis Studer
PURPOSE: To present a new arthroscopic method for treating supination losses. METHODS: Six patients (15-71 y) were eligible for this study. All had a history of trauma to the wrist more than 6 months previously. Five of them had sustained a distal radius fracture: 3 had been treated with a volar plate (1 of them for an extra-articular malunion), 1 with an external fixator and K-wires, and 1 had been treated in a cast. One of these patients underwent a further operation for correcting an intra-articular malunion...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502990/examination-of-skill-acquisition-and-grader-bias-in-a-distal-radius-fracture-fixation-model
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Matthew D Putnam, Julie E Adams, Paul Lender, Ann E Van Heest, Janet R Shanedling, David J Nuckley, Joan E Bechtold
OBJECTIVES: Primary: Assess the ability of faculty graders to predict the objectively measured strength of distal radius fracture fixation. Secondary: Compare resident skill variation and retention related to other knowable training data. DESIGN: Residents were allowed 60 minutes to stabilize a standardized distal radius fracture using an assigned fixed-angle volar plate. Faculty observed and subjectively graded the residents without providing real-time feedback...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486669/ultrasonographic-movement-of-the-flexor-pollicis-longus-tendon-before-and-after-removal-of-a-volar-plate-for-the-distal-radius-fracture
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Mitsuhiko Nanno, Norie Kodera, Yuji Tomori, Shinro Takai
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the movement of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon on the distal radius during wrist and finger motions before and after removal of a volar plate in patients with distal radius fractures using transverse ultrasound and to evaluate the kinematic effects on the FPL by the removal. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with distal radius fracture were evaluated quantitatively by transverse ultrasound using coordinates for the movement of the FPL on the distal radius during wrist and finger motions before and after the plate removal...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484901/complications-of-radial-column-plating-of-the-distal-radius
#16
Samuel E Galle, Neil G Harness, Jacques H Hacquebord, Raoul J Burchette, Brett Peterson
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation are commonly stabilized with a volar locking plate; however, more complex fracture patterns may require supplemental fixation with fragment-specific implants. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of distal radius fractures treated with radial column plates. METHODS: A consecutive series of 61 patients who sustained distal radius fractures underwent radial column plating alone or in conjunction with other implants between August 2006 and January 2014...
February 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426604/damage-in-a-distal-radius-fracture-model-treated-with-locked-volar-plating-after-simulated-postoperative-loading
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Christina Salas, Justin A Brantley, James Clark, Mahmoud Reda Taha, Orrin B Myers, Deana Mercer
PURPOSE: "Damage" is an engineering term defining a period between a state of material perfection and the onset of crack initiation. Clinically, it is a loss of fixation due to microstructural breakdown, indirectly measured as a reduction of stiffness of the bone-implant construct, normalized by the cross-sectional area and length of the bone. The purpose of this study was to characterize damage in a cadaver model of extra-articular distal radius fracture with dorsal comminution treated using 2-column volar distal radius plates...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424173/-meta-analysis-of-clinical-effects-between-intramedullary-nail-and-volar-plate-internal-fixation-for-distal-radius-fractures
#18
Bin-Bin Niu, Yang Zhang, Dong Wang, Zheng-Chao Gao, Wen-Long Yang, Ping-Lin Yang, Xi-Jing He
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate curative effects of intramedullary nail and volar plate internal fixation for distal radius fractures. METHODS: The studies concerning about randomized controlled trial of intramedullary nail and volar plate internal fixation for distal radius fractures from create database to May, 2016 were searched from PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CNKI, Wan Fang data and VIP. Information was screen and taken out according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, quality of literature was evaluated according to Cochrane Handbook evaluating system...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423866/conservative-treatment-of-distal-fractures-after-the-age-of-65-a-review-of-literature
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Alexandra Bruyere, Paul Vernet, Santiago Salazar Botero, Yuka Igeta, Juan José Hidalgo Diaz, Philippe Liverneaux
The goal of this study was to evaluate the role of conservative treatment of distal radius fractures in the elderly since 2000. Our series included 22 articles, of which 3 reviews, 2 meta-analyses, 6 descriptive series of conservative treatment, 10 series comparing surgical and conservative treatments and 1 series comparing different types of conservative treatments. The reduction was performed by closed reduction in 7 cases and by traction in 3 cases. A short-arm cast was used in 8 cases and a long-arm cast in 4 cases for an average length of 6 weeks...
February 8, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409409/use-of-computed-tomography-in-determining-the-occurrence-of-dorsal-and-intra-articular-screw-penetration-in-volar-locking-plate-osteosynthesis-of-distal-radius-fracture
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Teik Wei Diong, Nor Hazla Mohamed Haflah, Abdul Yazid Mohd Kassim, Sharifah Majedah Idrus Al Habshi, Mohd Hassan Shukur
BACKGROUND: The use of volar locking plate in distal radius fracture can lead to extensor tendon rupture due to dorsal screw penetration. The aim of our study was to investigate the occurrence of dorsal and intra-articular screw penetration using CT scan after volar distal radius osteosynthesis for distal radius fractures. METHODS: Thirty patients who underwent distal volar locking plate for distal radius fracture were included in a retrospective study. In all 30 patients no dorsal and intra-articular screw penetration were detected on standard AP and lateral views of a plain radiograph...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
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