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Complications of Distal Radial and Scaphoid Fracture Treatment
Carissa Meyer, MD1; James Chang, MD1; Peter Stern, MD1; A. Lee Osterman, MD1; Joshua M. Abzug, MD1
1 University of Maryland Orthopaedics, 1 Texas Station Court, Suite 300, Timonium, MD 21093. E-mail address for J.M. Abzug: jabzug@umoa.umm.edu
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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Aug 21;95(16):1517-1526. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9516icl
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Fractures of the distal aspect of the radius and the scaphoid are common adult injuries. Operative fixation of both distal radial and scaphoid fractures has increased in recent years in response to improved patient outcomes and evolving fixation techniques. Potential soft-tissue, neurovascular, or osseous complications, including tendon injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, loss of fracture reduction, and osteonecrosis, can increase immobilization time and the number of surgical procedures and can lead to poor patient outcomes. Prompt recognition and diagnosis of these complications may lead to improved patient outcomes and satisfaction.
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