A comprehensive summary of the state of the art in the management of fractures of the distal radius and carpal instability
Hand and wrist fractures account for millions of emergency room visits annually. The extraordinary importance of these structures in activities of daily living necessitates great surgical competence in repairing fractures, so as to preserve the vast range of motion and utility of this functional anatomic unit.
The management theory and techniques for these fractures have seen dramatic changes in the last few decades. This new volume brings together all currently established operative techniques for distal radius fractures, explained in detail and highly illustrated, step by step, with a wealth of brilliant figures and diagrams.
Comprehensive coverage of all types of injury as well as all the evidence-based therapeutic surgical options
State-of-the-art management of carpal instability, anterior and dorsal rim fractures, radiocarpal dislocation, malunion, and much more
Includes coverage of ligamentous injuries
Contributions by numerous world-renowned surgeons
This book is ideal for all surgeons in training in orthopaedic surgery and in plastic surgery, and of benefit to experienced surgeons as well.
1 Anatomy of the Fracture 2 Radiology of the Fractured Radius 3 Patient–Accident–Fracture Classification of Acute Distal Radius Fractures in Adults 4 Distal Radius Fracture: The Evidence 5 Orthopaedic Treatment: When? 6 Is There a Role for External Fixation with or without Kirschner Wires? 7 Volar Locking Plates: Basic Concepts 8 Intramedullary Devices 9 Mini Approaches 10 Spanning Plates 11 Arthroscopic Management 12 Anterior Rim Fractures 13 Dorsal Rim Distal Radius Fractures with Radiocarpal Fracture-Dislocation 14 Multiplanar Fixation in Severe Articular Fractures 15 Management of Wrist Open Fracture and Bone Defects 16 Radiocarpal Dislocation 17 Common Errors of Volar Plate Fixation 18 Distal Ulna Fractures 19 Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability Associated with Distal Radius Fractures 20 Distal Radius Fracture in the Elderly 21 Extra-articular Malunion 22 Arthroscopic-Guided Osteotomy for Intra-articular Malunion 23 Newer Technologies on Managing Distal Radius Fractures 24 Distal Radius in Children and Growth Disturbances 25 Open Surgery for Chronic Scapholunate Injury 26 Arthroscopic Scapholunate Repair 27 Treatment of Lunotriquetral Injuries 28 Arthroscopic Management of Perilunate Dislocation and Fracture Dislocation 29 Radiocarpal Pain and Stiffness 30 Ulnar Pain and Pronosupination Losses 31 Chronic Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability