Treatment of distal radius fractures with Epibloc(TM)system

Lorenzo Rocchi, Antonio Merolli, Francesco Fanfani, Francesco Catalano, Domenico Sergio Poggi, Maurizio Massarella

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Abstract

The EpiblocTM system of percutaneous endomedullary internal fixation is best indi- cated for AO type A2-3 extra-articular fractures of the distal radius and AO type C1 slightly comminuted articular fractures. This system includes pins that can be inserted into the medullary canal and advanced without breaking through the second cortex. This fixation is stabilised by an external plate and rendered dynamic by the pins’ elasticity which compresses the fractured surfaces. Moreover, this system results in transversal ligamentotaxis which helps prevent secondary reduction losses. The result of a preliminary series of 326 cases is evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-189
Number of pages5
JournalORTHOPAEDICS & TRAUMATOLOGY: SURGERY & RESEARCH
Volume96
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • frattura
  • osso
  • osteosintesi
  • polso

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