Most distal radius fractures are the result of low-energy mechanisms that can be successfully treated either non-operatively or with a variety of operative techniques if indicated. Complex distal radius fractures occur most commonly in high-energy injuries with extensive comminution or bone loss and associated soft tissue or vascular injuries. These high-energy fractures can present many challenges in reconstructing the distal radius. Effective restoration of the bony architecture requires a thorough knowledge of distal radius anatomy, understanding of the goals of treatment, versatility in surgical approaches, and familiarity with multiple fixation options.
- Column model
- Complex distal radius fracture
- Distraction bridge plate fixation
- External fixation
- Fragment-specific fixation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine