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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031822/a-systematic-review-of-volar-locking-plate-removal-after-distal-radius-fracture
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REVIEW
Michiro Yamamoto, Yuki Fujihara, Nasa Fujihara, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND: Indication of volar locking plate (VLP) removal after bony healing of distal radius fracture (DRF) is controversial. Studies with various range of removal rate were reported. The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the frequency and the reasons of hardware removal over the world. We hypothesized that more frequent VLP removal contribute to better clinical outcomes. METHODS: The authors searched all available literature in the PubMed and EMBASE databases for articles reporting on outcomes of treatment using VLP for DRF...
October 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025605/comparison-between-carbon-peek-volar-locking-plates-and-titanium-volar-locking-plates-in-the-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures
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Dario Perugia, Matteo Guzzini, Daniele Mazza, Carlo Iorio, Carolina Civitenga, Andrea Ferretti
INTRODUCTION: Unstable intra articular fractures of distal radius are frequently being managed with open reduction and internal fixation. Volar locking plate based on polyetheretherketon (PEEK) polymer has developed lately as an alternative to conventional metallic devices. The advantage of this kind of plates include the lack of metal allergies, radiolucency, low artefacts on MRI or imaging scans and the high resistance associated to loading forces. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results using a new Carbon-PEEK volar locking plate compared with titanium volar locking plates for the treatment of distal radius fractures...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991577/arthroscopic-evaluation-of-associated-soft-tissue-injuries-in-distal-radius-fractures
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REVIEW
Tommy Lindau
The best outcome in distal radius fractures is achieved if anatomy is restored, in particular the intra-articular congruity. This is achieved partly with improved fixation, such as using volar locking plates, and partly by using an arthroscopy-assisted reduction and fixation technique. In addition to improving the intra-articular congruity, associated ligament and chondral injuries can be detected and treated. This article outlines various associated injuries with suggested management in a stepwise fashion...
November 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917548/volar-capsular-release-after-distal-radius%C3%A2-fractures
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Robin N Kamal, David S Ruch
PURPOSE: Loss of full wrist range of motion is common after treatment of distal radius fractures. Loss of wrist extension limiting functional activities, although uncommon, can occur after volar plating of distal radius fractures. Unlike other joints in which capsular release is a common form of treatment for stiffness, this has been approached with caution in the wrist owing to concerns for carpal instability. We tested the null hypothesis that hardware removal and open volar capsular release would not lead to improved upper extremity-specific patient-reported outcome (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] questionnaire)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899588/costs-associated-with-single-use-and-conventional-sets-for-distal-radius-plating
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Bryce Fugarino, Mary Patricia Fox, Cristina Terhoeve, Nicholas Pappas
PURPOSE: Volar plating of distal radius fractures is an increasingly common procedure. Presterilized, single-use volar plate fixation sets have been purported to increase operating room efficiency and decrease cost. The purpose of this study was to compare the actual cost of using a conventional set compared with the projected cost of using its single-use counterpart. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 30 consecutive cases of volar plate fixation in which conventional instrument sets were used...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878447/anterior-interosseous-nerve-palsy-mimicking-rupture-of-the-index-flexor-digitorum-profundus-after-volar-locking-plate-fixation-of-a-distal-radius-fracture
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Takaaki Shinohara, Sayako Takahashi, Hitoshi Hirata
We describe the case of a patient with distal radius fracture who became unable to flex the distal interphalangeal joint of the index finger after internal fixation using a volar locking plate. There was palpable crepitus with active thumb motion, and wrist radiographs showed prominence of the volar plate at the watershed line. Therefore, our initial diagnosis was plate-induced closed rupture of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon of the index finger. However, upon surgical removal of the plate, no tendon rupture was found...
August 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870129/intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-in-elderly-a-randomized-prospective-study-of-casting-versus-volar-plating
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Daniel Martinez-Mendez, Alejandro Lizaur-Utrilla, Joaquin de-Juan-Herrero
We compared outcomes in elderly patients with intra-articular distal radius fractures treated by closed reduction and plaster immobilization or open reduction and internal fixation with a volar plate. Ninety-seven patients older than 60 years were randomly allocated to conservative (47 patients) or surgical (50 patients) treatment. Over a 2-year period, we assessed patient-rated wrist evaluation score, DASH (disability arm, shoulder and hand) questionnaire, pain, wrist range of motion, grip strength, and radiological parameters...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843290/safe-return-to-driving-after-volar-plating-of-distal-radius-fractures
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Christopher M Jones, Randle W Ramsey, Asif Ilyas, Jack Abboudi, William Kirkpatrick, Thomas Kalina, Charles Leinberry
PURPOSE: A major concern for patients following distal radius fracture fixation is when they can resume driving. This decision has medical, legal, and safety considerations, but there are no evidence-based guidelines to assist the surgeon. The goal of this study was to observe when patients are capable of safely resuming driving following surgical fixation of the distal radius. METHODS: Patients undergoing volar plating of a distal radius fracture were prospectively enrolled...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832202/radial-plate-fixation-a-novel-technique-for-distal-radius-fractures
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Jeffrey D Hoffmann, Jeremy Stewart, Nicholas Kusnezov, John Dunn, Miguel Pirela-Cruz
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures represent a common fracture pattern frequently treated with volar locked plating for fixation. However, other methods may provide equivalent outcomes and minimize risks associated with the volar approach and hardware placement. One such method is the radial plate. METHODS: After confirmation of institutional board review, we retrospectively reviewed data from 7 patients with our primary functional outcomes measured by Mayo wrist and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (QuickDASH) scores...
September 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831312/comparing-dorsal-tangential-and-lateral-views-of-the-wrist-for-detecting-dorsal-screw-penetration-after-volar-plating-of-distal-radius-fractures
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Juan M Giugale, Mitchell S Fourman, Deidre L Bielicka, John R Fowler
BACKGROUND: The dorsal tangential (DT) view has been shown to improve the detection of dorsal screw perforation during volar distal radius fracture fixation. Here we performed a cadaveric imaging survey study to evaluate if the DT view was uniformly beneficial for all screws. METHODS: Standardized placement of fixed-angle volar distal radius plates was performed on two cadavers. Fluoroscopic images depicting variable screw perforation of each of the four screw holes on the plate were generated...
2017: Advances in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819519/simultaneous-ipsilateral-fractures-of-distal-and-proximal-ends-of-the-radius
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Khalid Ibn El Kadi, Mounir Benabid, Sarr Saliou, Oussama El Assil, Amine Marzouki, Kamal Lahrach, Fawzi Boutayeb
We treated a patient with a rare combination of ipsilateral fractures of the distal and proximal ends of the radius. A man aged 42 years had simultaneous fractures of the distal and proximal ends of the radius (radial neck) following a roadside accident. The distal end fracture of the radius was treated with surgical reduction and T-plate volar fixation, and the undisplaced radial neck fracture was treated by an above elbow splintage for 2 weeks. The elbow mobilization was started at 2 weeks. The distal radius was protected for another 4 weeks in a below elbow functional brace...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808628/distal-radius-volar-rim-plate-technical-and-radiographic-considerations
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Michelle Spiteri, Darren Roberts, Wayne Ng, Jamie Matthews, Dominic Power
AIM: To determine technical considerations and radiographic outcomes of the Synthes volar rim distal radius plate to treat complex intra-articular fractures. METHODS: This review highlights technical considerations learnt using this implant since it was introduced in a major trauma unit in November 2011, including anatomical reduction and whether this was maintained radiographically. RESULTS: Twenty-six of the 382 internally fixed distal radial fractures at our unit (6...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798994/intra-operative-fluoroscopic-radiation-exposure-in-orthopaedic-trauma-theatre
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Mustafa S Rashid, Sheweidin Aziz, Syed Haydar, Simon S Fleming, Amit Datta
INTRODUCTION: Radiation exposure from intra-operative fluoroscopy in orthopaedic trauma surgery is a common occupational hazard. References for fluoroscopy use in the operating room for commonly performed operations have not been reported adequately. This study aimed to report appropriate intra-operative fluoroscopy use in orthopaedic trauma and compare the effect of surgery type and surgeon grade on radiation exposure. METHODS: Data on 849 cases over an 18-month period were analysed retrospectively...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782697/the-role-of-brachioradialis-release-during-ao-type%C3%A2-c-distal-radius-fracture-fixation
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T Ma, X Zheng, X-B He, K-J Guo
INTRODUCTION: Open reduction and internal fixation of distal radius fractures often necessitates release of the brachioradialis from the radial styloid. However, whether this common procedure makes the reduction and fixation easier and affects the elbow function has not been fully understood. HYPOTHESIS: Brachioradialis (BR) release during volar plate fixation for type C distal radius fractures makes internal reduction and fixation easier, and it does not adversely affect wrist or elbow function...
August 3, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774246/iatrogenic-injuries-of-the-palmar-branch-of-the-median-nerve-following-volar-plate-fixation-of-the-distal-radius
#15
Deepak Samson, Dominic M Power
BACKGROUND: Our aims were to identify iatrogenous injuries to the palmar branch of the median nerve sustained during volar plate fixation of the distal radius, make the clinician aware of this relatively uncommon complication of distal radius fixation, to emphasise common threads in symptomatology and to propose an algorithm for evaluation and management. METHODS: Retrospectively interrogating our database over a 5 year period, the case records, neurophysiology records, operative records, therapy records were reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774236/locking-screw-migration-to-the-palm-four-years-following-surgical-implantation-of-distal-radius-locking-plate
#16
Yousef Marwan, Asim M Makhdom, Gregory Berry
Hardware-related complications are rare in patients with distal radius fractures who were surgically fixed with volar-locking plates. In this report, we present a case of locking screw loosening and migration to the palm four years following the treatment of type 23-C1 distal radius fracture with a volar locking-plate. This complication occurred without evidence of trauma, infection, non-union or plate breakage. Orthopaedic surgeons should be aware of such rare complication and add it to the list of potential postoperative complications when counseling their patients preoperatively...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725509/saving-tendons-on-distal-radius-fractures-a-simple-surgical-pearl-to-prevent-fpl-tendon-conflict-with-volar-locking-plates
#17
Gustavo Mantovani Ruggiero
Injury to the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon is one of the most frequent complications when fixing distal radius fractures with the volar locking plates. The author proposed a simple surgical technique providing a reliable soft tissue protection to prevent friction on the FPL with the volar locking plate, using a flap of the FCR sheath sutured to attachments of the volar capsule on the lunate buttress facet of the distal radius.
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725505/long-volar-plating-for-metadiaphyseal-fractures-of-distal-radius-study-comparing-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-versus-conventional-approach
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Emilie Pire, Juan José Hidalgo Diaz, Santiago Salazar Botero, Sybille Facca, Philippe A Liverneaux
Background  Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) has been used in wrist surgery for several years. The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare clinical and radiologic outcomes of MIPO technique with those of a conventional approach in the treatment of metadiaphyseal distal radius fracture by long volar plating. Materials and Methods  Our series consisted of 32 fractures in 31 patients, mean age 63.9 years, including 16 men and 15 women. MIPO technique was used in 15 wrists (group 1) and conventional approach (> 60 mm of skin incision) in 17 wrists (group 2)...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725496/volar-distal-radius-anatomy-applied-to-the-treatment-of-distal-radius-fracture
#19
Junya Imatani, Keiichi Akita
Volar locking plate (VLP) fixation has become the standard surgical treatment for distal radius fractures. However, flexor tendon rupture is one of the major complications following volar plating. This detailed review on the anatomy and morphology of the volar distal radius might facilitate appropriate placement of the volar plate and thereby avoid flexor tendon rupture. We introduce safe and secure VLP fixation along standard surgical procedures to avoid complications based on anatomy of the volar surface of the distal radius...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707132/comparison-of-lateral-and-skyline-fluoroscopic-views-for-detection-of-prominent-screws-in-distal-radius-fractures-plating-results-of-an-ultrasonographic-study
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Olivier Herisson, Caroline Delaroche, Sandrine Maillot-Roy, Alain Sautet, Levon Doursounian, Adeline Cambon-Binder
INTRODUCTION: Extensor tendon rupture is a recognized complication of volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures due to screws protruding past the dorsal cortex. The aim of this study was to compare the Skyline view with traditional lateral fluoroscopic views using ultrasonography as a reference standard in the postoperative assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A monocentric prospective study was conducted to identify screws penetrating the dorsal cortex after volar plating of distal radius fractures...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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