Pre-operative assessment in distal radius fractures

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The determinants of clinical outcome following distal radial fracture are multi-factorial and may provide several challenges to the treating surgeon. These can be considered under the following headings: patient history including medical co-morbidities, functional demands and injury history; examination findings including the condition of the soft tissue envelope and neurological status; radiographic parameters including fracture characteristics, articular involvement, stability features and associated injuries to the ulna or carpus. Finally, classification of the injury may aid treatment selection and prognostic prediction. With vigilant pre-operative planning, the surgeon can ensure the best outcome for an individual patient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArthroscopic Management of Distal Radius Fractures
EditorsFrancisco del Pinal, Christophe Mathoulin, Riccardo Luchetti
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642053535
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


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