External fixation of wrist fractures

  title={External fixation of wrist fractures},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Schuind and Monique Donkerwolcke and Franz Burny},
  volume={7 5},
One hundred and twenty-six wrist fractures treated by external fixation were reviewed, with an average followup of six months (range: one to 48 months). Most of the fractures were unstable. A radius-second metacarpal standard half-frame was used in 93.6%. Prolonged capsuloligamentous distraction of the wrist probably provides the best stabilization for comminuted and unstable wrist fractures. The versatility of the Hoffmann® External Fixator allows multiple attempts at reduction, possible… CONTINUE READING


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