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Fractures of the Distal Radius

  • Gontran Sennwald

Abstract

This is considered a routine, frequent fracture, reputedly easy to treat, since the treatment is generally left to the assistant. In fact, this fracture is not well understood, and the therapeutic criteria are vague. This is because:
  • an analytical morphological basis is lacking;

  • conservative treatment appears to give good results;

  • malunion seems to be well tolerated;

  • the population affected, often elderly and female, does not arouse interest.

Keywords

Osteoporosis Immobilization Assure Lime Exter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gontran Sennwald
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Orthopädische ChirurgieKantonsspitalSt. GallenSwitzerland

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