Limited incision open techniques for distal radius fracture management

Orthop Clin North Am. 2001 Apr;32(2):317-27, ix. doi: 10.1016/s0030-5898(05)70252-2.


This article discusses recent innovations in the management of distal radius fractures. Clinical and biomechanical studies have shown that stable fixation can be achieved with small implants aligned in an orthogonal fashion. This technique greatly diminishes the necessary soft tissue dissection needed at surgery and allows for early mobilization of the wrist, which may lead to improved outcomes and fewer soft tissue complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
  • Humans
  • Internal Fixators
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radius Fractures / surgery*
  • Range of Motion, Articular