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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2018, Volume 4 Issue 1

Prospective study of low profile plates in management of distal radius fractures

Author(s): A Sureshkumar and R Anand
Abstract: Introduction: 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.
Pages: 157-159  |  832 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
A Sureshkumar and R Anand. Prospective study of low profile plates in management of distal radius fractures. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2018; 4(1): 157-159. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1c.23
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences