Angle measurements of the distal radius: a cadaver study

  title={Angle measurements of the distal radius: a cadaver study},
  author={Patricia G Johnson and Robert M. Szabo},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
The quality of reduction of distal radius fractures is assessed mainly by degree of restoration of radial angle and palmar tilt. This cadaver study investigates the effects of forearm rotation of these measurements. A 5° rotational change produces a 1.6° change in palmar tilt on the conventional lateral view and a 1.0° change on the 15° lateral view. Lateral radiographs could be rotated 15°–30° and still be considered acceptable. Therefore, rotation may produce up to a 4.0° (15° lateral view… CONTINUE READING


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