J Wrist Surg 2018; 07(05): 357
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1675388
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New Technology for Distal Radius Fracture Treatment

Toshiyasu Nakamura
1   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan
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21. Oktober 2018 (online)

When the Journal of Wrist Surgery was established in August 2012, it started with publishing 2 issues per year. From 2013 onwards, the journal went on to publishing 4 issues per year and this continued till 2017. In 2018 we could successfully increase the frequency of issues to five, and in 2019, we plan to increase the frequency to six. The journal is indexed in PubMed and DOAJ. Also, it's indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), which would act as the first step for getting an Impact Factor for the journal. We need to keep publishing high-quality articles in order to maintain its status as one of the target journals in the field of wrist surgery.

This issue includes the “Special Review” article entitled “Intramedullary Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures using CAGE-DR implant” by Rancy et al. The authors describe a new technology to treat distal radius fractures using CAGE-DR implant which has demonstrated stiffness equivalent to standard volar locking plates. In the past, there have been many methods, such as pins and plaster, bridging external fixator, nonbridging external fixator, and nonlocking plate, to treat most common distal radius fractures. Since the volar locking plate system was established by Orbay et al in 2000, most of these technologies became outdated. Locking plate fixation also evolved from fixed-angle to polyaxial locking fixation. However, there is no single fixation method that covers all types of distal radius fractures. Thus, we still seek new technologies. The technique described in this “Special Review” is one such example.

This issue also includes interesting articles on topics such as radiologic analysis of the wrist, indirect 3T MR arthrography, well-designed biomechanical study for suture site of the TFCC, scaphoid fracture, Kienböck disease, distal radius fracture, and survey for total wrist arthroplasty and arthrodesis. Don't miss it.