The frequency of carpal instability after distal radius fractures

The functional results of 34 wrists of 33 patients who were treated conservatively at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Gazi University between 1994-97 were evaluated according to the Brujin criteria. According to the Mayo classification, ten were type I, three were type II, eighteen type III, and three were type IV. Carpal instability was detected in 9 (26.4%) of 34 fractures. Of the nine fractures, eight involved the joint …