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Removal of Distal Radius Plate

Julia had originally fractured her wrist and a distal radius plate had been placed to stabilize the fractures. It has been a few years now and the fracture has healed well but Julia was complaining of pain when gripping objects with her hand. As can be seeing from the xrays, the plate has allowed the fracture to heal but has a prominant projection on the palmer side which would be causing the discomfort. We removed the distal radius plate (as seen in image 3). The healing process takes about a week followed by post operative hand therapy.

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