Distal radius fractures occur in a bimodal age and sex distribution. Their incidence continues to rise with an increasingly active aging population. The current American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons guidelines for operative intervention are radial shortening of >3 mm, dorsal tilt of >10[degrees], or intra-articular displacement or step-off of >2 mm. The method of reduction and fixation should be selected on a case-by-case basis with a focus on patient factors, fracture behavior, surgical proficiency, and functional outcomes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine