Studies have shown that since 1997, the incidence of injuries to the distal radius has increased by 22%, leading to increased professional interest in the treatment of these complex injuries. The second edition of the classic volume, Fractures of the Distal Radius, comes at just the right time to answer this need. Fully revised and expanded, with over 230 new illustrations, reviews accepted treatments, and discusses the best choice for treatment based on the authors' extensive experience. The authors also present new concepts of anatomy and important new research on outcomes of various treatments. A noteworthy addition to the volume is an entirely new chapter on acute and chronic derangement of the distal radioulnar joint, a complex joint that has been poorly understood and neglected until only recently. The authors have provided an in-depth discussion of treatment options, including functional aftercare, cast immobilization, as well as open and arthroscopic surgical approaches. They outline an instructive decision tree for the orthopaedic surgeon managing these injuries in both the acute and chronic setting. No orthopaedic surgeon can be without this comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the treatment of these remarkably complex injuries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- The Fracture of the Distal End of the Radius: An Historical Perspective.
- Epidemiology, Mechanism, Classification.
- Functional and Radiographic Anatomy.
- Surgical Techniques.
- Extraarticular Bending Fractures.
- Articular Marginal Shearing Fractures.
- Compression Fractures of the Articular Surface.
- Radiocarpal Fracture-dislocation.
- Complex Fractures of the Distal Radius, Type V.
- Malunion of the Distal End of the Radius.
- Early Complications.
- Acute and Chronic Derangement of the Distal Radioulnar Joint Associated with Distal Radius Fracture.