Dorsal spanning plate fixation for distal radius fractures

Seth D. Dodds, Ameya V. Save, Alem Yacob

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In polytrauma patients, the presence of a multifragmentary distal radius fracture poses a challenge with respect to early mobilization. Dorsal spanning plate fixation is an alternative choice for these patients for providing definitive operative fixation of the distal radius fracture and for providing a construct to allow weight-bearing through the injured wrist for rehabilitative purposes. In this article, we describe the operative technique to place a dorsal spanning plate and provide a retrospective review of outcomes in polytrauma patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-198
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bridge plating
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Distraction plating
  • Multitrauma patient
  • Spanning plate fixation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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