Essential radiographic evaluation for distal radius fractures.

  title={Essential radiographic evaluation for distal radius fractures.},
  author={Robert J Medoff},
  journal={Hand clinics},
  volume={21 3},
Fractures of the distal radius can be complex injuries, often generating multiple fragments with distortion of the normal anatomy in all three dimensions. Superficial assessment of the injury on the standard PA and lateral radiographs often can result in incomplete recognition of the injury pattern and a misdirected approach to treatment. In addition, failure to recognize subtle radiographic findings may result in the acceptance of a reduction that has significant residual incongruency and… CONTINUE READING
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