Functional outcome of intramedullary nailing in radius ulna shaft fracture-an observational study in tertiary centre
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2714-2726
AbstractBackground: The radius and ulna exist in a delicate anatomical balance that allows for pronation and supination of the hand in a 180-degree arc of motion. The anatomical bow of the radius allows for rotation around a fixed ulna, and its structure is critical for this motion. In the forearm fractures, the most common site is at the distal radius or ulna The forearm fractures may result from both low energy and high energy trauma. The most common mechanism of injury for such injuries is axial loading applied to the forearm, which is a fall onto an outstretched hand. Treatment options range from conservative to surgical methods. Conservative treatment includes Closed Reduction and plaster cast application. Surgical treatment comprises of Closed Reduction & Internal Fixation with Elastic Intramedullary nails & Open Reduction & Internal Fixation with plates.
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