Current Strategy of Management of Distal Radius Fractures in Geriatric Populations

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 8 | Issue 2 |  Jul-Dec 2023 | page: 72-74 | Parag B Lad


Authors: Parag B Lad [1, 2]

[1] Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery, Pinnacle Orthocentre, Thane, Maharashtra, India,
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Jupiter Hospital, Thane, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Parag B Lad,
Pinnacle Orthocentre, 1st floor, Blue Nile, Almeda Road, Thane, Maharashtra, India India, Jupiter Hospital.


The distal radius fractures in geriatric population is one of common emergency admission in hospitals. In view of increasing life expectancy, requirement of continuation of work for having independent life, expectation of better outcome in active elderly population is changed. Non-operatively treated undisplaced and extra-articular fractures give good functional outcome. Intra-articular fractures or grossly displaced fractures in active geriatric patients are treated by open reduction and volar locking plate osteosynthesis. This article described factors to consider for treatment, methodology of treatment for various fracture patterns depending upon physical fitness of patient and radiological parameters.
Keywords: distal radius, geriatric, management


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How to Cite this article: Lad PB. Current Strategy of Management of Distal Radius Fractures in Geriatric Populations. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics 2023;8(2):72-74.

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