Clinical Example: Distraction plate fixation of distal radius fractures

In these cases, distal radius fractures were treated with a temporary plate used as a buried external fixator, as indicated by number 2 in this diagram:

Case 1 Moderate dorsal cortex and lunate fossa comminution

Case 2 Extraarticular RC, dorsal comminution, with ulna neck fracture

Case 3 Intraarticular RC with palmar spike

Case 4 Lag from dorsal to reduce palmar fragment

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