Arthroscopy in Distal Radius Fractures: Indications and When to Do It. Hand clinics Yao, J., Fogel, N. 2021; 37 (2): 279–91


Wrist arthroscopy in the setting of distal radius fractures allows for direct visualization of the articular surface and treatment of associated soft tissue injuries. Arthroscopic techniques may be used to fine tune reductions with residual articular step-off or gap after an initial reduction attempt and are critical for addressing free articular fragments and die-punch lesions. Surgeon training, experience, and comfort with wrist arthroscopy remains a barrier to widespread adoption of this technique. Level I studies are needed to investigate whether improved articular reduction leads to meaningful clinical differences.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.hcl.2021.02.010

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