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1Preliminary remarks

Fracture assessment

These are complete articular fractures with both simple articular and metaphyseal components. They may involve a dorsomedial articular fragment, or a sagittal or frontal articular fracture line.

As these are intraarticular fractures, they should be treated with anatomic reduction and absolute stability to minimize the risk of subsequent degenerative changes in the joint.

Anatomical reduction and stabilization of these fractures are also essential because of the functional implications of the involvement of the distal radioulnar joint.