A systematic approach to handling the distal radio-ulnar joint in cases of malunited distal radius fractures.
The distal radio-ulnar joint (DRUJ) is often the site of persistent symptoms after malunion of distal radius fractures. These malunions alter load transfer across the ulnocarpal joint, disturb DRUJ kinematics, and result in joint incongruity at the sigmoid notch. Treatment of distal radius malunions must not only correct position of the radial platform and joint incongruity but also restore anatomic relationship at the DRUJ. A systematic approach to the surgical reconstruction of these multiplanar deformities using clinical and radiographic parameters is outlined.
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Hunt, T. R., Hastings, H., 2nd, & Graham, T. J. (1998). A systematic approach to handling the distal radio-ulnar joint in cases of malunited distal radius fractures. Hand clinics, 14(2), 239–249.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery