Keywords : Volar Locking Plates
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1274-1281
Background: Treatment of distal radius fractures is difficult due to comminution and
joint involvement. Plating is now the standard treatment method for distal radius
articular fractures because of higher rate of complications after conservative
management.Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of volar locking
plate fixation method of distal radius fracture and to compare it with other results.
Materials and Methods: We evaluated 28 patients from volar locking plates from
December2012 to March 2017, treated for distal radius intraartiular fractures by using
a volar locking compression plate. Standard X-ray and clinical assessment after 1year
were measured and final outcome were assessed using modified Gartland and Werley
Results: At the end of 12 months, 17 cases out of 28 cases in which most of the excellent
results in AO type B fractures (excellent outcome in 13 patients out of 16 patients i.e.
81.25% cases) as compared to type C fracture where it was 33.33% cases (excellent
outcome in 4 patients out of 12patients). One case developed of superficial wound
infection which resolves with antibiotics.
Conclusion: The distal radius fixation volar locking plate restores anatomy, helps in
speedy movement of wrist and function, prevents postoperative collapse of fracture and
hence is an excellent treatment method for distal radius fractures.