Soonchunhyang Med Sci.  2011 Jun;17(1):1-6.

Distal Radius Fractures Using Acu-Loc Volar Plate

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chhlong Referal Hospital, Kratie, Cambodia.
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. kbsos@schmc.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
We determined the radiographic outcome of distal radius fractures with Acu-loc volar plate.
METHODS
Forty-one patients were recruited between August 2009 and September 2010. There were 10 males and 31 females, with a mean age 61.2. Fractures were radiologically classification the Frykman. Fifteen fractures were group 8, eight were group 7, ten were group 6, four were group 5 and four were group 3. Distal part of the fractures was dorsally inclined in 37 wrists and inclined to volar side in four wrists. Lateral and anteroposterior radiographs taken after operated day, the fracture were compared with radiographs of the injured wrist and the differences in palmar tilt, ulnar variance; radial height; radial shift and radial inclination were measured.
RESULTS
There was significant improvement in the measurements of radial height, radial inclination, volar tilt, ulnar variance and radial shift postoperatively. The radial height improved from an average of 8.5 mm (range, 3 to 15 mm) to 11.0 mm (range, 8 to 15 mm), the radial inclination improved from an average of 21.5 degree (range, 10 to 40 degree) to 28.1 degree (range, 19 to 44 degree), the palma tilt improved from an average of 12.9 degree (range, 6 to 22 degree) to 17.2 degree (range, 7 to 27 degree), the ulnar variance improved from an average of -2.3 mm (range, -6 to 4 mm) to 1 mm (range, -3 to 7 mm) and the radial shift improved from an average of 18.7 mm (range, 15 to 26 mm) to 17.3 mm (range, 12 to 21 mm).
CONCLUSION
Acu-loc volar plate is a safe and effective device.

Keyword

Distal radius fractures; Acu-loc volar plate

MeSH Terms

Female
Humans
Male
Radius
Radius Fractures
Palmar Plate
Wrist
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