Long-term follow-up of forearm bone diaphyseal plating

A. D. Mih, W. P. Cooney, R. S. Idler, D. G. Lewallen

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A retrospective review of 175 patients treated with forearm bone plating for acute diaphyseal fractures, nonunions, and malunions was undertaken to identify problems related to plate removal as opposed to plate retention. One hundred thirteen patients retained their forearm plates, of which five patients experienced complications related to the plate, including infection, bone failure, plate failure, and loosening. Patients retaining forearm bone plates reported minimal discomfort or functional limitation. Sixty-two patients had plate removal at an average of 19 months after insertion. Ten patients suffered major complications, including seven refractures through screw holes, osteotomy, or original fracture sites. Fractures occurred at an average of six months after plate removal. The difference in complication rates between patients treated with plate removal and patients retaining plates was statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number299
StatePublished - 1994

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Forearm
Bone and Bones
Bone Plates
Malunited Fractures
Osteotomy
Infection

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Mih, A. D., Cooney, W. P., Idler, R. S., & Lewallen, D. G. (1994). Long-term follow-up of forearm bone diaphyseal plating. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (299), 256-258.

Long-term follow-up of forearm bone diaphyseal plating. / Mih, A. D.; Cooney, W. P.; Idler, R. S.; Lewallen, D. G.

In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 299, 1994, p. 256-258.

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Mih, AD, Cooney, WP, Idler, RS & Lewallen, DG 1994, 'Long-term follow-up of forearm bone diaphyseal plating', Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no. 299, pp. 256-258.
Mih AD, Cooney WP, Idler RS, Lewallen DG. Long-term follow-up of forearm bone diaphyseal plating. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1994;(299):256-258.
Mih, A. D. ; Cooney, W. P. ; Idler, R. S. ; Lewallen, D. G. / Long-term follow-up of forearm bone diaphyseal plating. In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1994 ; No. 299. pp. 256-258.
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