Should an ulnar styloid fracture be fixed following volar plate
fixation of a distal radial fracture?
Even comminuted fractures with dorsal metaphyseal instability can be fixed with a volar plate
What advantages does volar plate
fixation have over K-wire fixation for distal radius extension fractures in the elderly?
The volar plate
stabilizes the PIP joint, which helps prevent hyperextension.
Application of a volar plate
with angle-stable fixation has been used successfully in a number of cohort studies but needs to be examined in stringent trials to determine if there is any benefit when compared with other treatment modalities .
fixation has been recognized to be an effective and safe treatment in unstable distal radius fractures.
Most injuries at this joint occur from forced extension, not flexion, and result in a volar plate
To reduce the frequency of these complications, various surgical methods like external fixation, internal fixation with volar plate
and percutaneous K-wire fixation techniques have 6-8 been used for stabilizing these fractures.
Undisplaced fractures may be managed conservatively however even minimal displacement can necessitate open reduction/internal fixation often with a volar plate
The true lateral projection of the finger often is the only view that demonstrates certain fractures, particularly the volar plate