Radiographic Parameters of Distal Radius Fractures

Robert J. Medoff, Steven M. Koehler

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Abstract

Radiographs are essential for evaluation and treatment of distal radius fractures. Complete radiographic assessment requires proper technique and all projections necessary to fully evaluate the injury. Interpretation of distal radius fracture radiographs requires more than simple identification of radial inclination, volar tilt, and radial length; routine assessment of several other essential landmarks and parameters is needed to avoid missed pathology and unrecognized malreduction. Radiographs of distal radius fractures provides important information that helps identify the injury mechanism, type and direction of principle instability, and pattern and components of peri-articular fragmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistal Radius Fractures
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Management
PublisherElsevier
Pages43-50
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323757645
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Distal radius
  • Fracture
  • Radiographic parameters
  • Radiographs
  • Radiology
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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