Distal Ulnar Fractures Concomitant With Distal Radius Fractures

C.L.E. Laane, Job N. Doornberg, D. Ring, M. M.E. Wijffels

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Abstract

Displaced fractures of the distal radius (DRF) can be expected to have rupture of the linkage between the radius and the ulna. Previous studies addressing fixation of distal ulnar fractures concomitant with distal radius fractures are heterogeneous in fixation techniques. To evaluate available data, a review of literature was performed. On average fixation of a fracture of the distal ulna associated with fracture of the distal radius does not improve motion, strength, pain intensity, or radiographic alignment. However, it should be acknowledged that research is limited and quality of evidence is very low.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistal Radius Fractures
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Management
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Chapter20
Pages225-231
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323757645
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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