Executive Editor: Steve Krikler

Authors: Renato Fricker, Jesse Jupiter, Matej Kastelec

Distal forearm Partial articular, sagittal simple radial fracture, involving scaphoid fossa - Closed reduction - Lag screws

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Glossary

Direct to the radial styloid

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.

Here an approach between the first and second extensor compartments (A) is described in detail.

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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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