The management of distal radius fracture has changed considerably over the past 15 years, particularly with the introduction of wrist arthroscopy and the volar locking plates. The most difficult group of fractures is those where the joint has also been involved, and for those arthroscopy plays an important role. "Arthroscopic Management of Distal Radius Fractures" will be the first one-point reference to comprehensively cover this subject.
Instructively illustrated with line drawings, X-rays and clinical photos this hands-on guide depicts novel techniques in general and arthroscopic techniques in particular. The book includes chapters for beginners (e.g. anatomy of portals), as well as the step-by-step descriptions of sophisticated techniques like arthroscopic ulnar reattachment. It helps surgeons explore the possibilities of arthroscopy as well as pick up tricks, in order to master the technique. Additionally, there are chapters discussing the important findings that can only be made with the help of arthroscopy, and which bear prognostic implications and relevance.
Written for: Professional/practitioner
Table of contents
Preoperative assessment.- Set up and arthroscopic principles.- Management of simple articular fractures.- Explosion fractures.- TFCC injuries without instability.- DRUJ Instability. Ulnar tears.- DRUJ Instability: Radial tears.- Scapholunate dissociation.- Other ligament injuries.- Management of concomitant scaphoid fractures.- Perilunate dislocation and fracture dislocation.- The role of arthroscopy in postfracture stiffness.- COMPLEX Reconstruction.- Intraarticular osteotomy.- Irreconstructible malunions the role of arhroscopic arthrodesis.- Arthroscopic Radiocarpal Fusion for Post-traumatic Radiocarpal Arthrosis.