Fractures of the Distal Radius
Harris Gellman, Michael J. Botte
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Jan 1, 1998 - Medical - 104 pages
A concise review of the evaluation and management of distal radius fractures. The contributors discuss the pros and cons of closed reduction and casting, external fixation, and open reduction and internal fixation. The management of malunions and of alterations in carpal mechanisms due to distal radius fractures are covered. In addition, the various classification methods and their prognostic value are described.
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