PURPOSE : This study was performed to compare and analyze the result of operative treatment of each type of distal radius fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS : From June 1995 to December 1998, operative treatment for 78 cases of distal radius fracture were performed. According to Fernandez classification of distal radius fracture, there were 31 Type III fractures, 28 Type I fractures. Mean follow up period was 23months and result was assessed according to scoring system of Sarmiento et al. RESULT : Excellent to good result were obtained 71.4% in Type I, 100% in Type II, 77.4% in Type III, 100% in Type IV, 50% in Type V. CONCLUSION : We obtained good result for Type I, II, III, IV with several operative method but complex method for Type V was not satisfactory.