The demographic development will result in an increase of up to 30 % of distal radius fractures. There are various therapy options but what is new? Conservative therapy: conservative therapy is reserved for stable fractures only. Osteosynthesis by K-wires: due to low biomechanical stability in older patients, insufficient functional and radiological results were achieved. External fixator: external fixators are used in compound and complex fractures and show better results than K-wire osteosynthesis. Angular stable plate osteosynthesis: with angular stable plates it is possible to achieve good results with complex fractures and they are currently the method of choice. Intramedullary osteosynthesis: intramedullary nails result in a faster functional improvement than angular stable plates but have limitations. New is that 90% of osteoporotic distal radial fractures are treated with angular stable plates which have shown good results in single study groups.