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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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Blade plate fixation of intra-articular ulnar head fracture extending into the ulnar neck with other extra articular fragments
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Fig11: Blade plate fixation of intra-articular ulnar head fracture extending into the ulnar neck with other extra articular fragments

Mentions: In general, the method of fixation would depend on the fracture pattern. An intra articular fracture is best treated with a buried headless screw. If the extra-articular component extends towards the neck of the distal ulna a fixed angle device such as a condylar blade plate (Fig. 11) or an internal locking plate [35] is recommended. Tension band wiring is recommended if the extra articular component involves the ulnar styloid.Fig. 11


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)

Blade plate fixation of intra-articular ulnar head fracture extending into the ulnar neck with other extra articular fragments
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig11: Blade plate fixation of intra-articular ulnar head fracture extending into the ulnar neck with other extra articular fragments
Mentions: In general, the method of fixation would depend on the fracture pattern. An intra articular fracture is best treated with a buried headless screw. If the extra-articular component extends towards the neck of the distal ulna a fixed angle device such as a condylar blade plate (Fig. 11) or an internal locking plate [35] is recommended. Tension band wiring is recommended if the extra articular component involves the ulnar styloid.Fig. 11

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