A STUDY OF MANAGEMENT OF DISTAL END RADIUS FRACTURES USING PLATE OSTEOSYNTHESIS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2108-2120
AbstractBackground: To Study the surgical, Functional outcome and complications of Intra articular fracture (Frykmann Classification) of distal end of radius treated with open reduction and internal fixation by plating.
Materials and Methods: The study will be conducted on patients of distal end radius fractures treated by plate osteosynthesis in Department of Orthopedics, Govt Medical College/General Hospital, Suryapet during the study period January 2021 to March 2022 Sample size –cases of Distal end radius fractures treated with Plate osteosynthesis during 18 month period in our hospital.
Results: The mean age of the patients taken up for the study was 45.9 years with the youngest patient being 21years and the oldest being 79 years. There were 11 female patients (55%) and 9 male patients (45%). Mode of trauma due to fall 12 patients(60%) is more as compare to RTA( road traffic accident) 08 patients (40%). Left side 11 patients (55%) is involved more as compare to right 09 patients (45%). Present study documents 90% functional excellent to good results, suggests that stabilizing the fracture fragments with volar plate and screws in the management of the fractures of distal radius, is an effective method to maintain the reduction till union and prevent collapse of the fracture fragments, even when the fracture is grossly comminuted/intraarticular/unstable and/or the bone is osteoporotic.
Conclusion: The technique emphasizes that open reduction and internal fixation with volar plating has excellent functional outcome with minimal complications thus proving that it is the prime modality of treatment for distal radius fractures.
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