Use of Volar Plate for Indirect Coronal Plane Reduction in an Intraarticular Distal Radius Fracture

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Abstract

Summary:

Management of intraarticular distal radius fractures requires precise reconstruction of the articular surface to optimize outcomes. Treatment goals also include restoration of alignment, rotation, and angulation in both the coronal and sagittal planes of the metaphyseal component of these fractures. Surgical management with open reduction and internal fixation with a volar plate is often the preferred method of open treatment. However, a variety of different techniques have been described, and the preferred technique may be determined on an individual basis by the fracture characteristics, patient-dependent factors, or surgeon experience.

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