Rhee, PC, DO, MS, Medoff, RJ, MD, Shin, AY, MD

Journal American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2017, February. Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 77-88

Abstract: Most distal radius fractures result from low-energy mechanisms and can be successfully treated nonsurgically or with a variety of surgical techniques if indicated. High-energy distal radius fractures can involve extensive comminution of bone loss with concomitant ligament, soft tissue, and neurovascular injuries. In patients with complex distal radius fractures, reconstruction of the distal radius, ulna, and triangular fibrocartilage complex can be challenging. Effective restoration of the bony architecture requires intimate knowledge of the anatomy of the distal radius, a thorough understanding of the goals of treatment, versatility in surgical approaches, and familiarity with multiple fixation options.