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Anterolateral Surgical Approach to the Malunited Distal Radius Fracture for Corrective Osteotomy and Bone-graft Harvest.
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PMID:  23423232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The most common complication after distal radius fractures is union with deformity. When symptomatic, distal radial malunions may require operative intervention. Numerous approaches to the distal radius have been described. Most volar approaches involve sectioning the brachioradialis and opening the first extensor compartment to permit adequate exposure. When bone graft is required, this may necessitate a separate incision and further add to the morbidity. We present an alternative anterolateral surgical approach to the distal radius, which allows for excellent exposure, and minimal trauma to the tendons while permitting harvest of local bone graft through the same incision.
Authors:
Philip Mathew; Marc Garcia-Elias
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1531-6572     ISO Abbreviation:  Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9704676     Medline TA:  Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Kings Treatment Centre, Derby, UK †Institut Kaplan, Barcelona, Spain.
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