TECHNIQUESUlnar Translation, A Commonly Overlooked, Unrecognized Deformity of Distal Radius Fractures Techniques to Correct the MalalignmentRapley, Jay H. MD; Kearny, J. Patrick MD; Schrayer, A. BS; Viegas, Steven F. MDAuthor Information Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX Address correspondence and reprint requests to Steven F. Viegas, MD, Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0165. E-mail: [email protected]. The authors received no outside funding related to this study and have no conflicts of interest. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: September 2008 - Volume 12 - Issue 3 - p 166-169 doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e31817d54e8 Buy Metrics Abstract Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures, accounting for up to 15% of all bone injuries. Radial shortening, loss of palmar inclination, and/or radial tilt are commonly recognized and addressed components of radius fracture deformity. However, a common but typically overlooked and unrecognized component of distal radius fracture deformity is ulnar translation of the proximal radius metaphyseal/shaft. Several techniques to address ulnar translation deformity are presented. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.