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Injury. 2013 Mar;44(3):336-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2013.01.008. Epub 2013 Jan 18.

Complications of distal radius locking plates.

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1
Orthopaedic Surgeon: Hand and Microsurgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EMOT) Hospital, Turkey.
2
Orthopaedic Surgeon: Hand and Microsurgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EMOT) Hospital, Turkey. Electronic address: tssugun@hotmail.com.

Abstract

Fixation of distal radius fractures via locking plates is an increasingly popular method. However, these plates include variety of complications, such as flexor and extensor tenosynovitis, tendon injury and intra articular screw or peg penetration. Although they offer superior stability and early mobility, if used improperly; they may cause serious complications related to the implant. Proper use of the implant with strict adherence to the fixation principles and close follow up of patients are very important in order to decrease the rate and severity of complications.

PMID:
23337701
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2013.01.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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