Fracture of the distal radius is a common injury and treatment varies depending on the fracture, patient factors, and surgeon preference. Internal fixation has grown in popularity because it affords increased stability and early motion of the extremity. The desire to provide stable fracture support while minimizing soft tissue dissection and complications has led to the development of new intramedullary implants. These implants use distal screw divergence for subchondral support, fixed-angle screws locked to the implant, and minimally invasive technique to allow early patient rehabilitation. Early results of these intramedullary devices are promising but require longer followup.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|State||Published - Apr 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine