Volar Radiocarpal Subluxation an Unusual Complication Following Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with Locking Plate- A Case Report

Vol 7 | Issue 2 | July-December 2021 | page: —- | Chirag Thonse, Darshan Kumar A Jain, Akshay S Dudhanale, Anant Chaugule,
Madihah Faisal


Authors: Chirag Thonse [1], Darshan Kumar A Jain [2], Akshay S Dudhanale [1], Anant Chaugule [1],
Madihah Faisal [1, 2]

[1] Department of Orthopedics, Vikram Hospital, Millers Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
[2] Department of Orthopedics, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, MSRIT Post, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr Akshay S. Dudhanale,
Fellow in Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty, Vikram Hospital Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: akshay3664@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: Distal radius fractures are commonly treated by fixation using a volar locking plate. In some fracture patterns, this mode of fixation is not adequate. This case report aims to describe one such case.

Case report: We report a case of a 28-year-old gentleman who presented with volar subluxation of the radiocarpal joint early in the postoperative period following fixation of the distal end radius volar locking plate.

Conclusion: Volar locked plates have become the most common fixation strategy for distal radius fractures. In certain fracture patterns where a volar locking plate would be inappropriate, an alternative fixation strategy should be considered such as rim plate.

Keywords: volar locking plate, volar rim plate, radiocarpal dislocation


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How to Cite this article: Thonse C, Jain DKA, Dudhanale AS, Chaugule A, Faisal M | Volar Radiocarpal Subluxation an Unusual Complication Following Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with Locking Plate- A Case Report | Trauma International | July-December 2021; 7(2): 00-00.

 


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