Osteoporotische Frakturen des distalen Radius. Was ist neu?

Translated title of the contribution: Osteoporotic fractures of the distal radius. What is new?

J. Meiners, C. Jürgens*, S. Mägerlein, S. Wallstabe, B. Kienast, M. Faschingbauer

*Corresponding author for this work
2 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Translated title of the contributionOsteoporotic fractures of the distal radius. What is new?
Original languageGerman
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)892-896
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 01.10.2012


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