This issue of Hand Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Kevin Chung, will discusses Applying evidence-based concepts in the treatment of distal radius fractures in the 21st century. Dr. Chung also serves as Consulting Editor for Hand Clinics. Topics in this issue will include: A critical assessment of validity for the most cited in distal radius fractures; Nuances of radiographic assessment of distal radius fractures to avoid missed fragments; How to treat distal radius fractures; How to measure outcomes of distal radius fractures; What is the evidence in treating distal radius fracture in the geriatric population; How to close reduce distal radius fracture and appropriate method of casting; K wire fixation of distal radius fractures, indication, technique and outcomes; Plate fixation of distal radius fracture; Strategies for specific reduction in high-energy distal radius fractures; Arthroscopy in distal radius fractures: indications and when to do it; Distal radius fracture and the distal radioulnar joint; Therapy after distal radius fracture treatment; and Complex regional pain syndrome and distal radius fracture.
Edited by Kevin C. Chung, MD, MS, Charles B.G. De Nancrede Professor in Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery and Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Associate Director for Global REACH, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan