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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-52

External fixator for distal radius fracture

Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Rahul Ranjan
Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JODP.JODP_25_20

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Unstable distal radius fractures are challenging condition for orthopedic surgeons. Among an array of options, external fixator is a valuable instrument for the reduction and stabilization of these fractures. It is either joint spanning or joint sparing types. It may be used alone or in combination with other stabilization methods. Limited open reduction, augmentation with K-wires, early range of motion, and care of complex wounds are few of the benefits of external fixation. Moderate distraction at the carpus does not induce postoperative stiffness. Complications of external fixation are usually minor but must be anticipated and treated early.

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