Pattern of presentation of distal radius fractures

Sivakumar A, Dr. N Vijay, Prasanth G
2020 International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences  
Fractures of distal radius are predominantly high energy fractures with bimodal presentation. Since prevention of such fractures is almost impossible, it is important to evaluate the risk assessment, so as to enable prediction of functional outcomes with these fractures. The present study was carried out to assess the pattern of presentation of distal radius fractures. Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out among 50 patients admitted for surgical management of distal radius
more » ... stal radius fractures. The anatomical scoring of the fractures was done using AO and Frykman classification. All the participants were surgically treated with either open reduction and internal fixation with plating or closed reduction. Results: Most of the participants underwent Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with plating (36%). Based on the anatomical scoring, majority of the participants were categorized as excellent (90%) while 14% were categorized as good. Younger age and road traffic accidents demonstrated excellent scores compared to other risk factors (p<0.001). Conclusion: The present study may also be used as a basis for evaluating the functional outcomes of each of the surgical management as a prospective analysis. Keywords : Distal radius fractures, fall on outstretched hand, open reduction, road traffic accidents 2. Chen NC, Jupiter JB. Management of distal radial fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007;89(9):2051-62. 3. Young CF, Nanu AM, Checketts RG. Seven-year outcome following Colles' type distal radial fracture. A comparison of two treatment methods. J Hand Surg Br. 2003;28(5):422-6. 4. Arora R, Lutz M, Hennerbichler A, Krappinger D, Espen D, Gabl M. Complications following internal fixation of unstable distal radius fracture with a palmar lockingplate. J Orthop Trauma 2007;21(5):316-22. 5. Diaz-Garcia RJ, Oda T, Shauver MJ, Chung KC. A systematic review of outcomes and complications of treating unstable distal radius fractures in the elderly. J ~ 481 ~
doi:10.22271/ortho.2020.v6.i4g.2376 fatcat:55z57ugn35fztgawes7n2wdvdq