Minimally Invasive Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures with the MICRONAIL
Fractures of the distal radius are common injuries. The extensive
varieties of fracture patterns and patient populations in which
they occur have led to the development of numerous treatment
strategies. The treatment options include cast immobilization,
percutaneous pinning (1), external ﬁxation (2-4), internal
ﬁxation with plates (5-16), and a combination thereof (17,18).
Management is based on the fracture pattern, degree of displace-
ment, other associated injuries, and the individual patient’s
needs and demands. Internal ﬁxation of these fractures has
grown in popularity with the recognition of the importance of
stable ﬁxation and early motion of the involved extremity (19).