Surgical Technique| Volume 47, ISSUE 4, P394.e1-394.e6, April 2022

Comminuted Dorsal Ulnar Fragment in Distal Radius Fractures Treated Using the Integrated Compression Screw With a Mini-Plate

Published:October 19, 2021DOI:
      Stabilization for displaced dorsoulnar fragments in distal radius fractures is challenging to treat with conventional volar locking plates alone. The integrated compression screw combined with a volar locking plate has been introduced as an additional tool to stabilize the dorsoulnar fragment and has been reported to work effectively. However, the compression screw is unable to stabilize a comminuted dorsal ulnar fragment; therefore, it is necessary to consider using an additional dorsal plate. We have developed a modified surgical technique to stabilize a comminuted dorsal intra-articular fragment by combining the integrated compression screw with a mini-plate as a washer or a buttress.

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