Management of soft-tissue injuries in distal radius fractures.
Distal radius fractures account for approximately 15% of all fractures in adults, and are the most common fractures seen in the emergency department. Soft-tissue injuries associated with distal radius fractures may influence strategies for the acute management of the fracture, but also may be a source of persisting pain and/or disability despite fracture healing. This article describes soft-tissue injuries and considerations for treatment associated with distal radius fractures, including injuries to the skin, tendon and muscle, ligaments, the triangular fibrocartilage complex, neurovascular structures, and related conditions such as compartment syndrome and complex regional pain syndrome.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University, DUMC Box 2836, Durham, NC 27710, USA. email@example.com
SourceHand clinics 28:2 2012 May pg 225-33
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Soft Tissue Injuries
Vascular System Injuries
Pub Type(s)Journal Article