SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF OPEN FRACTURE DISTAL RADIUS WITH EXTERNAL FIXATOR AND KIRSCHNER’S WIRES: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Narinder Singh and *Dr. Aditi Ranaut
Fractures of distal radius account for up to 20% of all fractures treated in emergency department. Treatment options include conservative management, internal fixation with pins, bridging and non-bridging external fixation, dorsal or volar plating with/without arthroscopy assistance. We report herein, a case of 45-year-old female with grade II open fracture of right distal radius with disruption of distal radioulnar joint. This patient was managed successfully with application of external fixator and kirschner’s wire which results in favourable outcome.
Keywords: External fixator, Radioulnar joint, Ligamentotaxis.
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