The distal radius and the scaphoid are the most commonly injured carpal bones among both active adults and the osteoporotic elderly. The purpose of surgical treatment is to restore form and function to the wrist. Depending on the nature of the fracture, either topical procedures or invasive surgery can be applied. This article critiques the treatments currently used for fixation of wrist fractures in order to drive the development of new materials to improve patient outcomes.
B. A. Khader and M. R. Towler, "Common Treatments and Procedures Used for Fractures of the Distal Radius and Scaphoid: A Review," Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 74, pp. 422 - 433, Elsevier, May 2017.
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01 May 2017