Swigart, C R, MD, Wolfe, S W, MD
Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 32(2), 317–327
As with with any periarticular fracture, goals for treatment of distal radius fractures in physiologially young and active individuals include restoration of bone anatomy and articular congruency because it is thought that these features are the best predictors of pain-free function and articular longetivity. The treatment of a particular fracture must be individualized, based on the nature and pattern of the fracture as well as the patients activity level and lifestyle. Treatment options continue to expand as clinical and laboratory studies help refine operative algorithms, complications, and pitfalls.