J. Dunn, K. Martin, M. Pirela-Cruz

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, 17(3), 162–168

Abstract: Malunion is a debiliating complication of distal radius fracture. The malunion often requires a corrective osteotomy to restore the stability and joint congruity about the distal radius, a procedure which offers tremendous benefits in terms of pain, strength, and functionality. Here we describe a unique technique to address the malunion of an extra-articular distal radius fracture using a radial anatomic plate. This is a simple and reproducible method of fixation involving straight forward anatomy, which does not require excessive radiography, and which represents an excellent choice of fixation in the distal radius malunion.