Executive Editor: Steve Krikler

Authors: Renato Fricker, Jesse Jupiter, Matej Kastelec

Distal forearm Complete multifragmentary fracture of the radius - ORIF - Palmar bridge plate

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Glossary

Palmar approach

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

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Ulnar palmar

In general, there are two palmar surgical approaches to the distal radius– a modified Henry approach to the radius and a more ulnar approach, designed to expose the median nerve as well as the distal radius.

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Anatomy of the distal forearm

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

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