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Ostéosynthèse des fractures du radius distal par embrochage souple centro-médullaire ( l'expérience genevoise)

Published in Chirurgie de la main. 1998, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 245-54
Abstract In 1949 Leslie Rush described a new method of management of Colles' fractures by means of a rigid medullary nail. Claude Py in 1969 followed this concept but used two flexible intramedullary pins. After briefly recalling the biomechanical principle and operating technique, the authors outline their series of 39 extra- and intra-articular fractures (10 males and 29 females) operated between March 1995 and April 1996 with an average follow-up of 6.5 months (1.5-14.5 months). The radiological and functional results are discussed: 55% of the cases showed good anatomical reduction whereas 59% achieved a satisfactory functional result. The advantage of this operating technique lies in its simplicity. Nevertheless, considerable experience is necessary owing to the relatively high complication rate (secondary displacement, tendon or nerve lesions, reflex sympathetic dystrophy). However, this method requires only a limited amount of time and remains a good indication for extra-articular and simple articular fractures. In the case of severe posterior comminution, the use of cancellous bone graft can help to prevent secondary dorsal impaction and its repercussion on distal radio-ulnar function.
Keywords AdultAgedAged, 80 and overBiomechanical PhenomenaFemaleFollow-Up StudiesFracture Fixation, IntramedullaryFracture Healing/physiologyHumansMaleMiddle AgedPostoperative Complications/radiographyRadius Fractures/radiography/surgerySwitzerlandWrist Injuries/radiography/surgery
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FLISCH, Christian William, DELLA SANTA, Dominique. Ostéosynthèse des fractures du radius distal par embrochage souple centro-médullaire ( l'expérience genevoise). In: Chirurgie de la main, 1998, vol. 17, n° 3, p. 245-54. doi: 10.1016/s0753-9053(98)80045-8 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74025

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