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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine