Volar Distal Radius Plate

Volar Distal Radius Plate

Two Column (Variable Angle )

  • Patient Evaluation : A comprehensive evaluation of the patient's medical history, overall health, and specific wrist condition to determine the suitability for the surgical procedure.

  • Imaging Studies : X-rays, CT scans, or MRI may be performed to assess the extent and nature of the wrist fracture or injury.

  • Surgical Planning : Surgeons will plan the surgical approach, determine the appropriate plate size, and select the screw angles based on the patient's anatomy and fracture pattern.

  • Preoperative Instructions : Patients will receive specific instructions regarding fasting, medication management, and any necessary preoperative tests.

  • Anesthesia Consultation : If general anesthesia is required, patients will consult with an anesthesiologist before the procedure.
  • Incision : A small incision is made on the volar (palm-side) aspect of the wrist to access the fractured bone.

  • Reduction : The fractured bone fragments are carefully realigned (reduced) into their anatomically correct positions.

  • Plate Placement : The Volar Distal Radius Plate - Two Column (Variable Angle ) is carefully positioned over the fractured bone, spanning the fracture site.

  • Screw Fixation : Variable angle screws are inserted through the plate into the bone to secure the plate in place and stabilize the fracture.

  • Confirming Alignment : Intraoperative imaging, such as fluoroscopy, is used to confirm the accurate positioning of the plate and fracture alignment.

  • Wound Closure : The incision is closed using sutures or staples, and a sterile dressing is applied.

  • Immobilization : After surgery, the wrist may be immobilized using a splint or cast to support healing.
  • Hospital Stay : The length of hospital stay may vary based on the extent of the surgery and the patient's recovery progress.

  • Pain Management : Pain medication will be prescribed to manage postoperative discomfort.

  • Wound Care : Proper wound care and dressing changes will be performed to prevent infection and promote healing.

  • Immobilization : A splint or cast may be applied to immobilize the wrist and facilitate healing.

  • Physical Therapy : Postoperative rehabilitation with physical therapy will be initiated to regain wrist function and strength.

  • Follow-up Appointments : Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the healing process and remove stitches, if necessary.