RHEUMATOLOGY

Galeazzi Fracture Dislocations

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Galeazzi Fracture Dislocations

Key Points • Recognition of a Galeazzi pattern of injury is essential, as failure to recognize the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) injury can lead to permanent impairment. • The primary…

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Comminuted Articular Distal Radius Fractures

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Comminuted Articular Distal Radius Fractures

Key Points • A number of treatment strategies exist for successful management of complex intraarticular distal radius fractures including: immobilization, external fixation, open reduction, and volar or fragment-specific plating as…

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Volar, Dorsal, and/or Radial Plating

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Volar, Dorsal, and/or Radial Plating

Key Points • Volar plating is the workhorse of internal fixation for unstable distal radius fractures (DRFs) • Dorsal plate technology has improved, decreasing associated hardware-related complications • Combination plating…

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