TechniquesMini-invasive Osteotomy for Pediatric Distal Radius MalunionPääkkönen, Markus MD Author Information Department of Hand Surgery, Turku University Hospital, University of Turku and CoE TYKS ORTO, Turku, Finland Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Markus Pääkkönen, MD, TYKS Kirurginen Sairaala, Luolavuorentie 2, PL 28, Turku 20701, Finland. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: June 2022 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - p 89-92 doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000362 Buy Metrics Abstract Although most malunions after pediatric distal radius fractures will remodel as the child grows, adolescent patients with severe malunion and limited growth require reduction to restore alignment. The authors technique for a mini-invasive osteotomy is presented. The apex of the malunion is approached from a single 2 cm volar incision through the flexor carpi radialis sheath. Open wedge osteotomy is performed. The osteosynthesis is secured with an individually contoured T-plate. The procedure was used to correct a severe visible malunion in a 12-year-old girl. Normal alignment was achieved with no nerve or tendon injury or irritation, infection, refracture, or any other complication. Mini-invasive osteotomy with a volar plate is a feasible method for experienced hand surgeons for the treatment of distal radius malunion in adolescents. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.