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J Korean Soc Surg Hand. 2015 Jun;20(2):64-71. Korean.
Published online June 30, 2015.  https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2015.20.2.64
Copyright © 2015. The Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand
Arthroscopically Assisted Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures
Midum Jegal,1 and Jong-Pil Kim1,2
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.
2Department of Kinesiology and Medical Science, Graduate School, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea.

Correspondence to: Jong-Pil Kim. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, 359 Manghyang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 330-715, Korea. TEL: +82-41-550-3919, FAX: +82-41-556-3238, Email: kimjp@dankook.ac.kr
Received June 07, 2014; Revised June 11, 2015; Accepted June 12, 2015.

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Abstract

Wrist arthroscopy has been used as an important adjunct procedure to distal radius fracture management. This procedure allows minimal surgical intervention and provides excellent visualization of the joint for anatomical restoration of articular fracture of the distal radius and early management of associated injuries. To many, it is still technically challenging to adequately perform arthroscopy in the distal radius fractures. With this review, we aimed to provide an updated arthroscopic technique in the management of distal radius fractures and potential pitfalls of this technique.

Keywords: Distal radius fracture; Arthroscopy

Figures


Fig. 1
Landmarks of dorsal wrist portals for distal radius fracture.
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Fig. 2
(A-C) Preoperative radiographs and arthroscopic image of 35-year-old male show intraarticular impaction and comminution of right distal radius fracture. (D) Arthroscopic image shows the restoration of the articular surface after reduction and K-wire fixation. (E) Arthroscopically assisted reduction and percutaneous pinning was performed. The ulnar styloid fracture was stabilized with a tension band wiring technique. (F) Postoperative 13-months radiographs show satisfactory healing.
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Fig. 3
(A) Preoperative radiographs of 54-year-old female show intra-articular comminuted fracture of left distal radius. (B) Intraoperative radiograph shows volar locking plate preset after anatomical alignment was regained under an image intensifier. (C, D) Arthroscopic images show the restoration of the articular surface after reduction. (E) The plate was securely fixed with locking screw after temporary K-wire fixation.
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Tables


Table 1
Arthroscopic classification of interosseous ligament injury
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