Successful closed reduction of refractured wrist with a bent volar distal radius plate

Published online: Feb 27 2012

Ghislain F. A. E. GEURTS, Roger P. VAN RIET, Frederik VERSTREKEN

From Monica Orthopedic Research (MoRe) Foundation and Monica Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium


A case is presented of a 78-year-old woman who sustained a re-fracture of the distal radius after initial fixation with a volar locking plate. The fracture was located in the mid-portion of the Volar plate with palmar apex bending of the plate and signs of median nerve compression. A successful closed reduction was performed without hardware failure. The fracture united uneventfully.