DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20171895

Intra articular fracture of distal end of radius treated by open reduction and internal fixation with buttress plate-a clinical study

Pavankumar H. Patil, Srinivas Pamarathi

Abstract


Background: Recognition of fracture patterns and fixation of fracture to secure and maintain reduction is the key for successful management of more complex intra articular fractures of distal radius. Devices like buttress plates have been shown to provide excellent stability for an unstable fracture with either dorsal or volar metaphyseal comminution. The objective of the study was to evaluate the functional outcome of intra articular fracture of distal end of radius treated by open reduction and internal fixation by buttress plate using Criteria of Gartland and Werley Point System.

Methods: Twenty patients with intra articular fracture of distal end radius were treated by open reduction and internal fixation by buttress plate in Al-Ameen medical college, Bijapur. Statistical analysis: The data obtained was represented as percentage.

Results: The study included 20 patients, 11 males and 9 females aged from 21 to 69 years with mean of 40.2 years. The average duration of follow-up was 7 months ranged from 6-10 months. Using the Demerit scoring system of Gartland and Werley, we had 20% excellent results, 45% good results, 20% fair results and 15% poor result whereas, excellent to good results were found in 65% of patients.

Conclusions: Open reduction and internal fixation by buttress plate provides better functional outcome in treating the intra articualar fracture of distal end radius. Excellent to good results are produced by using buttress plate for fixation of intra articular fractures of distal end radius. So, this procedure can be used as alternative to other procedures in treating intra articular fractures of distal end radius.


Keywords


Distal end radius, Intra articular fracture, Open reduction internal fixation, Buttress plate

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