Distal Radius Fractures

Current Concepts

  • Leiv M. Hove
  • Tommy Lindau
  • Per Hølmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tommy Lindau, Carl Ekholm
      Pages 3-9
    3. Tommy Lindau, Carl-Göran Hagert
      Pages 21-30
    4. Yngvar Krukhaug
      Pages 31-35
    5. Kristbjörg Sigurdardottir
      Pages 37-44
    6. Magnus K. Karlsson, Per-Olof Josefsson, Björn E. Rosengren
      Pages 45-51
    7. Markus Gabl, Rohit Arora
      Pages 53-59
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Benedicte Lange, Karen-Lisbeth Bay Dirksen
      Pages 71-82
    3. Tapio Flinkkilä
      Pages 83-91
    4. Yngvar Krukhaug
      Pages 93-97
  4. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Anders Ditlev Foldager-Jensen
      Pages 109-113
    3. Margaret M. McQueen, Andrew D. Duckworth
      Pages 121-128
    4. Torstein Husby
      Pages 139-145
    5. Ola-Lars Hammer
      Pages 159-163
    6. Lars Adolfsson, Peter Jørgsholm, Francisco del Piñal
      Pages 189-200
    7. Tommy Lindau, Kerstin Oestreich
      Pages 201-209
    8. Lars Adolfsson, Johan Scheer
      Pages 225-231
    9. Magnus Tagil
      Pages 233-239
    10. Rakel Sif Gudmundsdottir
      Pages 241-254
    11. Kerstin Runnquist
      Pages 255-262
  5. Complications and Their Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Per-Olof Josefsson, Björn E. Rosengren, Magnus K. Karlsson
      Pages 265-269
    3. Michael A. C. Craigen, Claire K. Simpson
      Pages 277-284
    4. Niels H. Søe, Lene Buch
      Pages 285-291
    5. Leiv M. Hove, Christina Brudvik
      Pages 293-297
    6. Francisco del Piñal
      Pages 317-332
    7. Marc Garcia-Elias, Guillem Salva-Coll
      Pages 333-342
    8. Dorte Engelund, Camilla Ryge
      Pages 363-373
    9. Carlos Heras-Palou
      Pages 375-380
  6. Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381

About this book


Distal radial fractures are still puzzling us 200 years after Colles’ classic description. Despite the advent of various new imaging techniques, including 3D CT, the availability of diagnostic adjuncts such as arthroscopy, and treatment options that include more than 30 different volar locking plates, the rate of unsatisfactory treatment results remains very high. Furthermore, while we are aware of more associated injuries, such as carpal ligament tears and injuries to the radioulnar ligament (TFCC), there is still intense debate on the relevance of these injuries.

This textbook aims to provide the reader with a complete understanding of distal radius fractures, their inherent problems, and how to manage them successfully. It is written by widely published experts from a part of the globe where distal radius fractures are very common, especially during the winter months. Clear guidance is provided on diagnostic imaging, classification, and assessment of fracture instability. The complete spectrum of operative and nonoperative treatment options are then clearly explained with the aid of step-by-step illustrations. Extensive information is also provided on complications and their treatment. Both students and experienced practitioners will find this book to be an enlightening, practice-oriented reference on the management of these challenging fractures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leiv M. Hove
    • 1
  • Tommy Lindau
    • 2
  • Per Hølmer
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Orthopaedic SurgeryHaukeland University HospitalBergenNorway
  2. 2.Royal Derby HospitalThe Pulvertaft Hand Centre Kings Treatment CentreDerbyUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand SectionNordsjelland HospitalHillerødDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54603-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54604-4
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