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Dorsal spanning plates showed 100% union rate, aided anatomic reduction of complex distal radius fractures

Dorsal spanning plates showed 100% union rate, aided anatomic reduction of complex distal radius fractures
Source: Healio

Patients can have good radiograph results when a variety of dorsal spanning plates were placed through an open approach to treat complex distal radius fractures, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Furthermore, performing the procedure open allowed surgeons to approach an anatomic reduction and visualize the joint line […]

Patients can have good radiograph results when a variety of dorsal spanning plates were placed through an open approach to treat complex distal radius fractures, according to data presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Furthermore, performing the procedure open allowed surgeons to approach an anatomic reduction and visualize the joint line sufficiently enough to possibly use K-wires or extra hardware if needed, according to Eric G. Huish Jr., DO.

Source: Healio
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