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The management of distal ulnar fractures in adults: a review of the literature and recommendations for treatment.

Logan AJ, Lindau TR - Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr (2008)

Bottom Line: The distal ulna represents the fixed point around which the radius and the hand acts in daily living.The significance of distal ulnar fractures is often not appreciated and often results in inadequate treatment in comparison to its larger counterpart; the radius.This paper aims to critically review the current literature and combine it with treatment suggestions based on the experience of the authors to help guide investigation and management of these often complex injuries.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW, UK, andrewj.logan@btinternet.com.

ABSTRACT
The distal ulna represents the fixed point around which the radius and the hand acts in daily living. The significance of distal ulnar fractures is often not appreciated and often results in inadequate treatment in comparison to its larger counterpart; the radius. There is little guidance in the current literature as how to manage these fractures and their associated injuries. This paper aims to critically review the current literature and combine it with treatment suggestions based on the experience of the authors to help guide investigation and management of these often complex injuries.

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Fig10: Ulnar head fracture

Mentions: There are only some case reports in the literature [32–35] to scientifically advice us what to do with ulnar head fractures (Table 1). Intra articular fractures of the ulnar head are often associated with fractures of the radius. They can also occur in isolation [32–34]. For treatment purposes they can be classed as two types. 1. Head fracture alone, or 2. Head fracture with involvement of extra-articular parts of the distal ulna (including the styloid) (Fig. 10).Fig. 10


The management of distal ulnar fractures in adults: a review of the literature and recommendations for treatment.

Logan AJ, Lindau TR - Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr (2008)

Ulnar head fracture
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig10: Ulnar head fracture
Mentions: There are only some case reports in the literature [32–35] to scientifically advice us what to do with ulnar head fractures (Table 1). Intra articular fractures of the ulnar head are often associated with fractures of the radius. They can also occur in isolation [32–34]. For treatment purposes they can be classed as two types. 1. Head fracture alone, or 2. Head fracture with involvement of extra-articular parts of the distal ulna (including the styloid) (Fig. 10).Fig. 10

Bottom Line: The distal ulna represents the fixed point around which the radius and the hand acts in daily living.The significance of distal ulnar fractures is often not appreciated and often results in inadequate treatment in comparison to its larger counterpart; the radius.This paper aims to critically review the current literature and combine it with treatment suggestions based on the experience of the authors to help guide investigation and management of these often complex injuries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW, UK, andrewj.logan@btinternet.com.

ABSTRACT
The distal ulna represents the fixed point around which the radius and the hand acts in daily living. The significance of distal ulnar fractures is often not appreciated and often results in inadequate treatment in comparison to its larger counterpart; the radius. There is little guidance in the current literature as how to manage these fractures and their associated injuries. This paper aims to critically review the current literature and combine it with treatment suggestions based on the experience of the authors to help guide investigation and management of these often complex injuries.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus