Executive Editor: Steve Krikler

Authors: Renato Fricker, Jesse Jupiter, Matej Kastelec

Distal forearm Complete multifragmentary fracture of the radius - ORIF - Dorsoradiopalmar triple plate

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Dorsal approach

Dorsal approaches (as illustrated A-D) can be chosen between the different extensor compartments (as illustrated I-VI), as dictated by the specific fracture pattern. In this module the dorsal approach through the third extensor compartment (B) is described in detail.


Palmar approach

The modified Henry approach uses the plane between flexor carpi radialis tendon and the radial artery.


Anatomy of the distal forearm

A thorough knowledge of the anatomy around the wrist is essential. The following images give a short introduction.