Current concept| Volume 39, ISSUE 2, P385-391, February 2014

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Distal Ulna Fractures

Published:January 10, 2014DOI:
      In isolation, distal ulna fractures are rare. They are often found in conjunction with distal radius fractures, and the complexity of the interaction of the distal ulna with the radioulnar joint and triangular fibrocartilage complex makes understanding and treatment of distal ulna fractures challenging. Fixation of distal ulna fractures can be problematic owing to comminution making reduction challenging. A thin soft tissue can lead to hardware prominence and necessitate implant removal. In this Current Concepts article, we review the anatomy, pathology, and treatment of distal ulna fractures as well as potential complications and salvage procedures.

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