Distal radial osteotomy for malunion of wrist fractures in young patients.

Malunion after a fracture of the distal radius in a young patient causes a significant disturbance of wrist function. We have performed distal radial osteotomies in 11 patients to correct radial malunion. Surgery was indicated in young patients with functional disability in the wrist due to limited wrist motion and pain. Many had an unacceptable cosmetic… CONTINUE READING