Malunion is a debilitating complication of a distal radius fracture. The malunion often requires a corrective osteotomy to restore the stability and joint congruity about the distal radius, a procedure which offers tremendous benefits in terms of pain, strength, and functionality. Here we describe a unique technique to address the malunion of an extra-articular distal radius fracture using a radial anatomic plate. This is a simple and reproducible method of fixation involving straightforward anatomy, which does not require excessive radiography, and which represents an excellent choice of fixation in the distal radius malunion.
- distal radius fracture
- radial plate