Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate

This procedure uses a metal implant to stabilize a fracture in the radius near the wrist. The radius is the largest of the two bones of the forearm.

What is a distal radius fracture repair?

This detailed video explains the entire process of distal radius fracture repair, including preparation, accessing the fracture, stabilizing the radius, end of procedure and after care. The incision is closed with sutures, and the the arm is bandaged and placed in a splint. The patient may be placed in a cast or removable brace after the swelling from surgery decreases. Hand therapy is usually required.