Distal Radius Fractures: Current Concepts by Leiv M. Hove, Tommy Lindau, Per Hølmer

By Leiv M. Hove, Tommy Lindau, Per Hølmer

This textbook goals to supply the reader with an entire knowing of distal radius fractures, their inherent difficulties, and the way to regulate them effectively. it truly is written through generally released specialists from part of the globe the place distal radius fractures are quite common, in particular throughout the wintry weather months. transparent suggestions is equipped on diagnostic imaging, category, and evaluation of fracture instability. the entire spectrum of operative and nonoperative healing procedures are then essentially defined through step by step illustrations. broad info is usually supplied on problems and their remedy. either scholars and skilled practitioners will locate this booklet to be an enlightening, practice-oriented reference at the administration of those hard fractures.

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Therefore, the proximal row can be considered as one functional unit, in the same way as the distal row. • The proximal row is acting as an intercalated segment between the distal row and the radius (Kauer 1974; Linscheid 1986). • During flexion/extension of the wrist, the proximal row is able to keep the joint congruent even when combined with radial/ulnar deviation. • This is achieved by the rotation between the individual bones of the proximal carpal row (Kauer 1974; Linscheid 1986; Garcia-Elias et al.

There are two general categories of ligaments: intrinsic and extrinsic (Fig. 3). • The intrinsic ligaments have their origin and insertions within the carpus. They insert onto the cartilage rather than the bone and have much less elastic fibres compared with extrinsic ligaments. The intrinsic ligaments tend to avulse from insertion or origin rather than rupture midsubstance. • The intrinsic ligaments in the distal row are very firm and hardly allow any mobility at all. Hence, the distal row should be looked upon as one functional unit cf.

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