volar plate

vo·lar plate

(vōl'ăr plāt)
A tough ligamentous band bridging the volar aspect of the proximal interphalangeal joint in fingers II-V and opposing hyperextension. Rupture of the volar plate due to injury or disease permits recurrent hyperextension and can lead to swan-neck deformity.
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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 [2].
Volar plate 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 rupture.
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 avulsion fracture.