Distal Radius – 3 plates with Hardware Removal

Case Presentation: 30 year old gentleman injured his distal radius (wrist fracture) while snowboarding.  He had a severe fracture with separation of the lunate and scaphoid facet fragments.  Intra-operative fixation required individual fragment specific plating with screws, wires, and plates.  The fracture healed in a reasonable position, and the plates were taken out once healed due to some mild irritation. Once recovered he had nearly full motion and was very pleased.