A new intramedullary device for distal radius fracture fixation – Biomechanical comparison to volar plating

Steven L. Moran, Robert Jan Van Kampen, Andrew R. Thoreson, Nathan J. Knutson & Joseph E. Hale
Objective: Intramedullary (IM) devices have been introduced for fixation of distal radius fractures overcoming disadvantages encountered in volar plating, such as extensive periosteal stripping, scarring and tendon irritation. Recent advancements now allow for the placement of an expandable nitinol [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]