Distal Radius Fracture fixation , volar approach with Synthes® 24 mm Variable Angle locking LCP
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Distal radius fractures are one of the most common injuries of the upper limb. They commonly occur after a fall on the outstretched hand. The demographics of this condition have changed in the past few decades – with many more occurring after high-energy injuries, resulting in increasingly complex and unstable fractures. These require reduction and stabilization with internal fixation devices.
The following is a step-by-step guide on internal fixation of distal radius fractures using a Synthes® 2.4 mm Variable Angle LCP Two-Column Distal Radius System.
Author : Manish Gupta, Consultant Hand Surgeon
Institution: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham ,UK