To study the results in terms of functional and radiological outcome of distal radius fractures treated with volar locking compression plates using MIPO technique.
Introduction: Minimally invasive procedures decrease surgical damage as well as the incidence of complications. They have their main indication in patients with marked soft tissue lesions. Small incisions, made away from the fracture site, help to minimize further soft tissue injury during surgical stabilization, and they preserve bone vascularity, contributing to bone union and fewer complications. They were first used to treat complex lower extremity metaphysodiaphyseal and periarticular fractures that could not be treated properly using intramedullary nails. Subsequently, its application was expanded to include upper extremity fractures, mainly humerusfractures, but little has been published about its use in distal radius fractures .
Methodology: A cohort of 20 cases of distal radius fractures treated with MIPO Technique using volar locking compression plates during Jan 2016 to Sep 2016.
Results: Out of 20 patients, 13 excellent (65%), 6 good (30%) and 1 fair (5%) and no poor results were obtained using Modified Gartland and Werley’s scoring system.