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Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e318299c7c1

Correction of Extra-articular Distal Radius Malunions Using an Anatomic Radial Plate

Dunn, John MD*,†; Martin, Kevin DO*,†; Pirela-Cruz, Miguel A. MD, FACS

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Malunion is a debilitating complication of a distal radius fracture. The malunion often requires a corrective osteotomy to restore the stability and joint congruity about the distal radius, a procedure which offers tremendous benefits in terms of pain, strength, and functionality. Here we describe a unique technique to address the malunion of an extra-articular distal radius fracture using a radial anatomic plate. This is a simple and reproducible method of fixation involving straightforward anatomy, which does not require excessive radiography, and which represents an excellent choice of fixation in the distal radius malunion.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


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