Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 20:39:03 +0000

From: Chris Oliver

Subject: Distal radial fracture after smiths fracture

This distal radial fracture occured five years after plating of a smiths fracture. It was not a fracture through a screw hole. I have never seen this, has anyone else. Are there any references to this occurence. Was treated with new AO buttress locking plate from volar approach after removing old plate

Chris Oliver DM, FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRCP
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit

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