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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( September, 2008 ) > List of Articles


The management of distal ulnar fractures in adults: a review of the literature and recommendations for treatment

A. J. Logan, T. R. Lindau

Keywords : Ulnar fractures, Adult, Injuries, Fracture fixation

Citation Information : Logan AJ, Lindau TR. The management of distal ulnar fractures in adults: a review of the literature and recommendations for treatment. 2008; 3 (2):49-56.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-008-0040-1

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


The distal ulna represents the fixed point around which the radius and the hand acts in daily living. The significance of distal ulnar fractures is often not appreciated and often results in inadequate treatment in comparison to its larger counterpart; the radius. There is little guidance in the current literature as how to manage these fractures and their associated injuries. This paper aims to critically review the current literature and combine it with treatment suggestions based on the experience of the authors to help guide investigation and management of these often complex injuries.

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