Unstable distal radius fractures requiring surgery have long been treated with diverse techniques including pinning, external fixation, nailing, and plating.
Aim: To evaluate the clinical, functional and radiological outcome in fragment specific fracture fixation of unstable and intra articular distal radius fracture using low profile plates.
Methods: This is a prospective study of 20 cases of unstable & intra articular distal radius fractures treated by fragment specific fracture fixation. The wrist function was assessed according to Mayo wrist score, and postoperative complications were recorded.
Results: Results are analysed using Mayo scoring system. Out of 20 patients, 11 achieved excellent results, 6 got good result and 3 got satisfactory results.
Conclusion: Low profile plates in management of intra articular distal radius fracture provides stable fixation, allows early joints mobilization, provides better clinical, radiological and functional outcome.