Corticosteroid injection is used to treat injuries of TFCC, instability of distal radio-ulnar joint
and even injuries of lunotriquetral ligament.
No case was encountered with problems of distal radio-ulnar joint
, ulno-carpal joint, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and stiffness of fingers.
Intravenous contrast or MR arthrography with injection in the distal radio-ulnar joint
may be necessary in such cases.
Range of motion at wrist, proximal and distal radio-ulnar joint
was measured with gonometer.
It is also interesting to note that the actual distal radio-ulnar joint
was not involved, most of the destruction being situated around the ulnar process.
The Sauve-Kapandji procedure and the Darrach procedure for distal radio-ulnar joint
dysfunction after Colles' fracture.
Biomechanics: The global motion of the wrist is composed of flexion, extension and radio-ulnar deviation at the radio carpal joint and axial rotation around distal radio-ulnar joint
17,18) Restrictions of pronation and supination may require dedicated forearm and wrist films to evaluate the distal radio-ulnar joint
and the entire two-bone forearm complex.
2,3,4) Closed reduction and POP immobilization often leads to collapse of the radius and subluxation of distal radio-ulnar joint
Examination of the wrist joint is also important when radial head fractures are noted since concomitant wrist pain can indicate a disruption of the interosseous membrane and sprain of the distal radio-ulnar joint
(The Essex-Lopressti lesion).
As stated by chapman et al, (9) we fixed in all adults with displaced fractures of the shaft of radius and ulna with more than 10 degree of angulations' or with subluxation of the proximal or distal radio-ulnar joint
Common procedures from tenosynovectomy/synovectomy, distal radio-ulnar joint
arthroplasty, arthrodesis, and total wrist arthroplasty are reviewed.