Executive Editor: Steve Krikler

Authors: Renato Fricker, Jesse Jupiter, Matej Kastelec

Distal forearm Complete multifragmentary fracture of the radius - ORIF - Joint-spanning distraction plate

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Dorsal approach

This extended dorsal approach can be used for wrist fusions or for joint-spanning plate fixation of comminuted intra-articular distal radius fractures.


Anatomy of the distal forearm

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