Jnl Wrist Surg 2016; 05(01): 022-030
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1571186
Special Focus Section: Volar and Dorsal Rim Fractures of the Distal Radius
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Fragment-Specific Fixation for Fractures of the Distal Radius

William B. Geissler
1  Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
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Sonja M. Clark
1  Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
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Publication History

16 December 2015

21 December 2015

Publication Date:
08 January 2016 (online)

Abstract

This article summarizes the management of distal fractures utilizing Acumed fragment-specific family of plates. No single plate option can address every fracture pattern of the distal radius. These fragment-specific plates are usually adjuncts to allow the surgeon to expand the armamentarium in the management of complex volar and dorsal comminuted distal radius fracture patterns.