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Orthop Clin North Am. 2001 Apr;32(2):317-27, ix.

Limited incision open techniques for distal radius fracture management.

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Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8071, USA.

Abstract

This article discusses recent innovations in the management of distal radius fractures. Clinical and biomechanical studies have shown that stable fixation can be achieved with small implants aligned in an orthogonal fashion. This technique greatly diminishes the necessary soft tissue dissection needed at surgery and allows for early mobilization of the wrist, which may lead to improved outcomes and fewer soft tissue complications.

PMID:
11331544
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