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SAUVE - KAPANDJI PROCEDURE FOR MALUNITED DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURE: A CASE REPORT
Distal radioulnar joint disorders are a frequent cause of wrist pain and instability. The etiology include displaced fractures or malunions of the distal radius and tears of the triangular fibrocartilage complex with DRUJ instability.
A 47 year old gentleman presented to us with complaints of pain and deformity of the right wrist of one and half years duration. Radiographs revealed a malunited distal radius fracture.
He underwent Sauve Kapandji procedure. Follow ups were done at periodic intervals and wrist physiotherapy was instituted. He had acceptable wrist motion at six weeks.
Article published online:
22 April 2020
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