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Distal radius fracture

Graham Alastair

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012032

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Distal radius fracture

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Active treatment increasingly used

It is important to recognize type B fractures

CT useful to define complex fractures

K wiring quick and simple but complex fractures often require plating

Palmar locking plates useful for complex fractures

Dorsal plates only used occasionally because of complications.

Chapter.  4904 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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