Treatment of malunion of the distal radius

Peter C Amadio, M. J. Botte

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Abstract

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
Volume3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

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Arthrodesis
Osteotomy
Ligaments
Arthritis
Therapeutics

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Treatment of malunion of the distal radius. / Amadio, Peter C; Botte, M. J.

In: Hand Clinics, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1988, p. 541-559.

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Amadio, PC & Botte, MJ 1988, 'Treatment of malunion of the distal radius', Hand Clinics, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 541-559.
Amadio, Peter C ; Botte, M. J. / Treatment of malunion of the distal radius. In: Hand Clinics. 1988 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 541-559.
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