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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 1

A prospective study to analyze the outcome of surgical stabilization of fractures of lower end of radius with Ellis plate

Author(s): Dr. P Rama Krishna, Dr. Hari Krishna Reddy K and Dr. CV Saddam Hussain
Abstract: Introduction: The most common cause of distal radius fracture is a fall on an outstretched hand. Osteoporosis can make a relatively trivial fall result in a broken wrist. Many distal radius fractures in people older than 60 years of age are caused by a fall from a standing position
Methodology: Total of 1336 bony injuries were reported to Hospital casualty and orthopedic opd during the study period. Out of which 382 are upper limb fractures. Total number of distal radius fractures are 60. After exclusion for detailed study 20 patients were selected
Results: Using the Demerit score system of Gartland and Werley, we had 12 (60%) excellent results, 5 (25%) good results, 3 (15%) fair results and on poor results
Conclusion: Thus open reduction and internal fixation by volar Ellis plating provides better functional results in fractures of distal end of radius. So this procedure can be used as alternative to other procedure in treating fractures of distal end radius
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How to cite this article:
Dr. P Rama Krishna, Dr. Hari Krishna Reddy K and Dr. CV Saddam Hussain. A prospective study to analyze the outcome of surgical stabilization of fractures of lower end of radius with Ellis plate. 2017; 3(1): 43-47. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i1a.10