External fixation of wrist fractures.


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… (More)
DOI: 10.3928/0147-7447-19840501-09


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