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1Preliminary remarks

Fracture assessment

These are complete articular fractures of the radius. The simple articular fracture is associated with a multifragmentary metaphyseal component. Anatomical reduction and stabilization of these articular fractures are also essential because of the functional implications of the involvement of the distal radioulnar joint.

K-wire fixation is only applicable for fractures in which the fracture line is in the sagittal plane.