Diagnosis and Treatment of Distal Radial Fractures

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Orthopedics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 292

Special Issue Editors

Department of General Surgery and Medical Surgical Specialties, University Hospital Policlinico "Rodolico-San Marco", University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: pediatric orthopaedics; upper limb; deformities; trauma neuromuscular; distal radius fractures
Department of General Surgery and Medical Surgical Specialties, University Hospital Policlinico "Rodolico-San Marco", University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: trauma; pediatric orthopaedics; knee; sport trauma; shoulder
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Department of General Surgery and Medical Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: pediatric orthopedics; joint replacement; trauma; pediatric trauma; hip surgery; pelvic surgery; spine pediatric surgery
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Department of General Surgery and Medical Surgical Specialties, University Hospital Policlinico "Rodolico-San Marco", University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: orthopedic surgery; pediatric orthopaedics; distal radius fractures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fractures of the distal radius represent the most common orthopaedic injuries: one out of every six fractures presented at emergency departments is a distal radius fracture. Almost two-thirds of these fractures are displaced and need to be reduced. Epidemiological studies point out that the age rate curve is bimodal, and that the highest incidences are found in children and the elderly. Osteoporosis is strictly associated with these fractures, leading to an additional investigation with dual energy X-ray absorptiometer after trauma. Both conservative and surgical options are available for these fractures, with its own peculiar advantages and complications. The choice of treatment depends on age, lifestyle, functional demands, limb dominance, type of fracture, severity, and alignment of the fracture and condition of the soft tissue. Treatment by closed reduction and cast immobilization is still valid, even if may lead to poor radiological results and displacement, especially in worst fracture patterns. Several surgical options for distal radius fractures have been described, such as percutaneous pinning and casting, external fixation and Open Reduction Internal Fixation, using the locking plate technique.

Given the frequency of DRF in traumatology in different ages, the journal Medicina is launching this Special Issue.

We encourage you and your co-workers to submit your articles reporting on this topic. Reviews or original articles, with the aim to update on diagnosis and treatment of these fractures, with attention to new tendency in clinical practice.

Prof. Dr. Gianluca Testa
Dr. Ludovico Lucenti
Dr. Marco Sapienza
Dr. Alessia Caldaci
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • wrist fracture
  • Colles fracture
  • Goyrand’s fracture
  • ORIF
  • external fixation
  • casting

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