Assessment of the Incidence of Carpal Instability and Morbidity in Distal Radius Fractures

Tolgay Satana1*, Ulunay Kanatli2, Sezgin Sarban3 & Ertugrul Sener2

1Orthopedics and Trauma, Istanbul, Turkey
2Orthopedics and Trauma, University of Gazi, Turkey
3Orthopedics and Trauma, University of Acibadem, Turkey

Dr. Tolgay Satan, Orthopedics and Trauma, Istanbul, Turkey.

Keywords: Distal Radius Fracture; Surgical Treatment


Aims & Objectives
Investigation of the incidence of concomitant distal radius fractures and carpal instability and demonstration of its contribution to morbidity in this study will introduce a novel approach to the treatment of distal radius fractures.
Materials & Methods
The functional outcomes of 34 wrists of 33 adult patients with distal radius fractures presenting to
our clinic in 1994-97 under emergency conditions who were treated conservatively except those who underwent primary surgical treatment primer were scored using Bruijn criteria.

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