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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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The relationship of the TFCC to the ulnar carpal ligaments
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Fig1: The relationship of the TFCC to the ulnar carpal ligaments

Mentions: The static stability of the DRU-joint is achieved by the bony congruity between the sigmoid notch of the radius and the ulnar head and the ligaments which hold the joint together [1–3] (Fig. 1). The ulno-radial ligament represents the transverse, peripheral part of the Triangular Fibro-Cartilage Complex (TFCC) [1–8]. The ligaments run from the fovea of the ulnar head and the base of the ulnar styloid to the dorsal and palmar edges of the sigmoid notch on the distal radius [4–7, 9] (Fig. 1). The ulno-radial ligament is the major stabiliser of DRU-joint in the dorso/palmar direction [6, 10].Fig. 1


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)

The relationship of the TFCC to the ulnar carpal ligaments
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig1: The relationship of the TFCC to the ulnar carpal ligaments
Mentions: The static stability of the DRU-joint is achieved by the bony congruity between the sigmoid notch of the radius and the ulnar head and the ligaments which hold the joint together [1–3] (Fig. 1). The ulno-radial ligament represents the transverse, peripheral part of the Triangular Fibro-Cartilage Complex (TFCC) [1–8]. The ligaments run from the fovea of the ulnar head and the base of the ulnar styloid to the dorsal and palmar edges of the sigmoid notch on the distal radius [4–7, 9] (Fig. 1). The ulno-radial ligament is the major stabiliser of DRU-joint in the dorso/palmar direction [6, 10].Fig. 1

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