American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
ABOS Web Based Longitudinal Assessment Program
2023 Knowledge Sources
Please publish your next paper open access in Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online (JHS GO).
Distal Radius MalunionMalunion remains the most common complication of nonsurgical treatment of fractures of the distal radius and represents a common clinical entity. Symptomatic treatment often involves corrective osteotomy. Surgical correction is a challenging problem with unpredictable clinical outcomes. Prevention of malunion of a distal radius fracture is the best course of action. With maintenance of volar cortical contact and the use of volar fixed-angle devices, bone grafting may not be necessary in certain cases of malunion correction.