Locking Screw Migration to the Palm Four Years Following Surgical Implantation of Distal Radius Locking Plate.

Abstract

Hardware-related complications are rare in patients with distal radius fractures who were surgically fixed with volar-locking plates. In this report, we present a case of locking screw loosening and migration to the palm four years following the treatment of type 23-C1 distal radius fracture with a volar locking-plate. This complication occurred without evidence of trauma, infection, non-union or plate breakage. Orthopaedic surgeons should be aware of such rare complication and add it to the list of potential postoperative complications when counseling their patients preoperatively.

DOI: 10.1142/S0218810417720248

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@article{Marwan2017LockingSM, title={Locking Screw Migration to the Palm Four Years Following Surgical Implantation of Distal Radius Locking Plate.}, author={Yousef Abbas Marwan and Asim M. Makhdom and Gregory K Berry}, journal={The journal of hand surgery Asian-Pacific volume}, year={2017}, volume={22 3}, pages={363-365} }