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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2013;18(4):178-183.
Published online December 30, 2013.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2013.18.4.178   
Failure of Distal Locking Screws in an Intraarticular Distal Radius Fracture Treated with Volar Locking Plate Fixation
Su Keon Lee, Sang Ho Lee, Uk Hyun Choi
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gwangmyeong Sung-Ae General Hospital, Gwangmyeong, Korea. ostitch79@naver.com
Received: 30 September 2013   • Revised: 29 November 2013   • Accepted: 3 December 2013
Distal radius fracture is one of the most common fractures treated in the orthopedic field. The application of locking plate principle to the distal radius has allowed comminuted distal radius fractures involving the articular surface to be effectively treated by open reduction and internal fixation. The authors experienced a case of failure of distal locking screws in an intraarticular distal radius fracture treated with volar locking plate fixation.

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