A novel external fixation method and its impact on wrist distraction in relation to distal radial fracture

George Patrick Ashcroft, Luke Murphy, Ahmad Al Hanich, Martin Downing, Andre Van Niekerk, Shahida Shahana

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Abstract

Distal radial fractures are one of the most common fractures in the world. Indirect reduction using external fixation is a commonly used treatment option for these fractures. ligamentotaxosis is utilised to realign and heal fractures. Uneven distraction forces can lead to radial/ulnar deviation and radial shortening. A common after-effect of this is wrist stiffness. Novel therapeutic options harnessing a modified method to achieve an even distraction forces across the wrist can lead to improved outcomes for these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2019
Event5th BRS/BORS Joint Meeting - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference5th BRS/BORS Joint Meeting
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period4/09/196/09/19

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Ashcroft, G. P., Murphy, L., Hanich, A. A., Downing, M., Van Niekerk, A., & Shahana, S. (2019). A novel external fixation method and its impact on wrist distraction in relation to distal radial fracture. Poster session presented at 5th BRS/BORS Joint Meeting, Cardiff, United Kingdom.