What is a volar wrist fracture?
In this injury, there is displacement of the bone such that the wrist joint rests in front of its normal anatomic position. The traditional view is that this injury is most commonly caused by falling onto the back of the hand, but some research has pointed to falls on the palm of the hand being a common cause.
What is volar plate fixation?
Volar locking plate fixation via open reduction and internal fixation is an increasingly accepted method for managing displaced distal radius fractures. Volar plating offers biomechanically stable fixation, allows early rehabilitation, and enables fixation of comminuted or osteopenic bone.
What is a volar incision?
A Bruner’s incision is a volar zig-zag incision between flexion creases designed with 3 key principles in mind: Reduce flexor contracture – straight-line incisions do not cross flexion creases. Ensure flap vascularity – flap angles are 90 degrees or greater.
What is volar aspect of radius?
The volar aspect of the wrist includes the radius and ulna. The carpal bones are the scaphoid, leonate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium,trapezoid,capitate,hamate. An important structure in the volar aspect of the wrist is the Carpal tunnel.
How long does it take for a wrist fracture to heal?
In most cases it takes around 6 to 8 weeks to recover from a broken arm or wrist. It can take longer if your arm or wrist was severely damaged. You will need to wear your plaster cast until the broken bone heals.
What is distal radius surgery?
This option is usually for fractures that are considered unstable or can’t be treated with a cast. Surgery is typically performed through an incision over the volar aspect of your wrist (where you feel your pulse). This allows full access to the break.
What is a volar hand?
Volar relates to the palm or sole. Volar splints are applied to minimize movements and provide support and comfort by stabilizing an injury of the palm or foot. Immobilizing the joint reduces pain and helps the injury heal faster.
Where is the volar part of the wrist?
The volar-radial zone is the front/inside of the wrist on the thumb side.
Where is the volar?
Volar: Pertaining to the palm or the sole. For example, the volar surface of the forearm is the portion of the forearm that is on the same side as the palm of the hand.
What means volar?
relating to the palm of the hand
Definition of volar : relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot specifically : located on the same side as the palm of the hand.