Geometric Analysis of Opening-Closing Wedge Corrective Osteotomy of the Distal Radius after Malunited Fracture

  • Ranko Bilic
  • Vilijam Zdravkovic
  • Vasilije Nikolic
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Abstract

It is well known that after conservative treatment fractures of the distal radius often do not heal in a good position. Consequently, function of the wrist is reduced, as well as rotation of the forearm because of dislocation and instability of the distal radioulnar joint. Relations in the distal radioulnar joint are usually the main reason for altered function of the wrist after malunion,1,2,6,9,11 with special accent on radius shortening.7,12

Keywords

Bone Graft Distal Radius Frontal Plane Distal Radius Fracture Mobile Segment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranko Bilic
    • 1
  • Vilijam Zdravkovic
    • 1
  • Vasilije Nikolic
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Anatomy Department, School of MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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