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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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Tension band wire fixation of an ulnar styloid fracture
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Fig5: Tension band wire fixation of an ulnar styloid fracture

Mentions: Ulnar styloid fractures at its base with initial displacement more than 2 mm should be treated with open reduction and internal fixation [11, 20]. In our view the decision to fix the ulnar styloid is increasingly justified if the ulnar styloid is displaced in a radial direction (detaching the ulno-radial ligament) than in axial, distal direction (detaching the ulno-triquetral collateral ligament). The fixation can be done with a single K-wire [10, 22], tension band wiring [20] (Fig. 5), a wire loop/suture [22] or screw fixation [27].Fig. 5


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)

Tension band wire fixation of an ulnar styloid fracture
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig5: Tension band wire fixation of an ulnar styloid fracture
Mentions: Ulnar styloid fractures at its base with initial displacement more than 2 mm should be treated with open reduction and internal fixation [11, 20]. In our view the decision to fix the ulnar styloid is increasingly justified if the ulnar styloid is displaced in a radial direction (detaching the ulno-radial ligament) than in axial, distal direction (detaching the ulno-triquetral collateral ligament). The fixation can be done with a single K-wire [10, 22], tension band wiring [20] (Fig. 5), a wire loop/suture [22] or screw fixation [27].Fig. 5

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