Dorsal approach to the distal radius

Maximino J. Brambila, Patrick Owens

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This chapter describes in detail the surgical steps involved in dorsal approach to the distal radius for treatment of displaced, comminuted, intra-articular or extra-articular distal radius fractures. Details of dorsal sparing capsulotomy, articular reduction, and fixation of distal radius are discussed. Indications, preoperative markings, surgical steps, postoperative care, operative dictation, and suggested readings are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Colle’s
  • Comminuted
  • Distal
  • Dorsal
  • Extra-articular
  • Fracture
  • Intra-articular
  • Radius
  • Smith’s

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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