[Non-articular malunions of the distal radius: evaluation and techniques of correction].

@article{Voche2001NonarticularMO,
  title={[Non-articular malunions of the distal radius: evaluation and techniques of correction].},
  author={Philippe Voche and Michel Merle and Gilles Dautel},
  journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de l'appareil moteur},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={263-75}
}
Malunion remains the most common complication following fracture of the distal radius. Deformities can be observed in all three planes with displacement in dorsal or palmar tilt, translation, shortening and axial rotation. Preoperative evaluation requires a comparative analysis with clinical, radiological and scanographic assessment. The functional consequences affect the radiocarpal and distal radio-ulnar joints and the carpus. Biomechanical aspects include changes in pressure forces on the… CONTINUE READING