Contemporary Perspectives in Distal Radius Fixation

February 2, 2011 Grand Rounds Video: Contemporary Perspectives in Distal Radius Fixation


Wrist fractures, those injuries involving the distal radius, the distal ulna, and the joints about these bones, are some of the most commonly sustained fractures in any age group. With such a large number of injuries encountered, the effort to return patients to their normal activities has driven remarkable changes in treatment methods. UW physicians Matt Lyons, Jeffrey Friedrich, Douglas Hanel, and Jerry Huang discuss the history of wrist fractures and how the recently updated AAOS guidelines are practiced at the University of Washington.