Radiocarpal dislocation: ORIF

Christopher J. Dy, Andrew J. Landau

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Radiocarpal dislocations are rare, but serious injuries. The shearing and rotation forces associated with these injuries lead to extrinsic carpal ligament damage and associated fractures of the distal radius and carpus. Prompt reduction and stabilization via surgical repair are critical to providing satisfactory outcomes. These injuries are often complex and are associated with variable injury patterns of osseous, ligamentous, and soft tissues. Knowledge and comfort with multiple surgical approaches and repair techniques can help the surgeon achieve better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFractures of the Wrist
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Casebook
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030742935
ISBN (Print)9783030742928
StatePublished - Jun 29 2021


  • Carpal instability
  • Distal radius
  • Fracture repair
  • Radial styloid
  • Radiocarpal avulsion
  • Radiocarpal dislocation
  • Radiocarpal ligaments
  • Surgical treatment
  • Wrist injuries
  • Wrist trauma


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