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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 1

Clinical profile of patients with fractures of lower end of radius

Author(s): Dr. P Rama Krishna, Dr. Hari Krishna Reddy K and Dr. CV Saddam Hussain
Abstract: Introduction: Fractures of the distal end of the radius continue to pose a therapeutic challenge. Intra articular and extra articular malalignment can lead to various complications like traumatic arthrosis, decreased grip strength and endurance, as well as limited motion and carpal instability
Methodology: On admission general condition of the patients were assessed and stabilized haemodynamically. All patients were evaluated clinically and radiologically. Xrays were taken in two planes, anteroposterior and lateral views including elbow and hand. After radiographs patient limb is temporarily immobilized in the form of above elbow POP slab and kept in elevation
Results: Out of 20 cases, 2(20%) of the fractures were of Type I Frykman’s Classification, 2(10%) of Type II, 9(45%) of Type III, 3(15%) of Type IV, 3(15%) of Type V, and 1(5%) of Type VIII. There were no cases of Type VI and Type VII fractures
Conclusion: Road traffic accidents and fall on outstretched hand were the commonest mode of injury
Pages: 40-42  |  742 Views  35 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. P Rama Krishna, Dr. Hari Krishna Reddy K and Dr. CV Saddam Hussain. Clinical profile of patients with fractures of lower end of radius. 2017; 3(1): 40-42. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i1a.09