Design and biomechanics of a plate for the distal radius.

  title={Design and biomechanics of a plate for the distal radius.},
  author={D Gesensway and Matthew Douglas Putnam and Peter L Mente and J. W. L. Lewis},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={20 6},
A dorsal plate for the distal radius was designed to provide rigid fixation and thus allow early motion. It functions as a blade plate, lessening the role of metaphyseal screws, and providing internal neutralization rather than compression. The rigidity and strength of the plate were compared to the existing T-plate in an unstable, extra-articular fracture model in paired, fresh-cadaver, axially loaded radii. The dorsal plate construct was significantly stronger and more rigid than the T-plate… CONTINUE READING