Treatment of malunion of the distal radius

P. C. Amadio, M. J. Botte

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

52 Scopus citations


Malunions of the distal radius are common. Although the best treatment is prevention, through more careful fracture management, symptomatic malunions can be salvaged by corrective osteotomy or, in the presence of post-traumatic arthritis, radiocarpal arthrodesis. Dynamic midcarpal instability following radius malunion does not respond as well to ligament repair or intercarpal arthrodesis as it does to osteotomy of the radius and correction of the malunion deformity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-559
Number of pages19
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Cite this