What is distal radius plating?

What is distal radius plating?

Locked volar plating is the most common surgical procedure to address distal radius fractures. The extended flexor carpi radialis (FCR) approach continues to be an excellent method for visualizing distal radius fractures and applying a volar plate.

What are volar plates made of?

Titanium and stainless steel volar plating systems for distal radius fractures are both readily available and in common use in orthopaedic surgery. Titanium implants have been reported to have benefits including reduced implant stiffness, increased biocompatibility and diminished stress shielding [15].

What are titanium plates?

Most commonly used to hold bones in place while they heal, titanium plates are erosion resistant and strong enough to hold the mending bones in place. Doctors may elect to implant a titanium plate in a patient with a bad fracture, a severe skull injury, or bone degeneration disease. They’re not perfect, though.

Why do they use titanium in bone surgery?

Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are widely used for medical and dental implant devices—artificial joints, bone fixators, spinal fixators, dental implant, etc. —because they show excellent corrosion resistance and good hard-tissue compatibility (bone formation and bone bonding ability).

Do titanium plates need to be removed?

The shortest answer is: it is not necessary, although there are some exceptions to consider: After a while, titanium integrates seamlessly with the bone, so, strictly speaking, it is not necessary to remove the fixation plates, unless the patient’s body has any kind of negative reaction.

How long do titanium plates last?

Titanium is also incredibly durable and long-lasting. When titanium cages, rods, plates and pins are inserted into the body, they can last for upwards of 20 years.

Can titanium plates cause infection?

The infection rate associated with titanium plates in various neurosurgeries for which it has been used is around 5%, and removal is required in < 1% of all the cases [1].

Does Ortho-glass need water?

Prefabricated splints such as Ortho-Glass should not be submerged as it only requires a minimal amount of cool water to activate the material. The purpose of applying water to a splint material is to activate it. Doing so will cause an exothermic reaction while the material hardens.

Can your body reject titanium plates?

Am I Rejecting My Implant? While titanium generally causes fewer problems than other metals, some people may be allergic to it. The International Journal of Implant Dentistry notes that due to implants’ corrosion and wear, titanium alloy particles can get deposited in the surrounding tissues.

Can plates and screws cause pain?

Painful Hardware is a possible side effect from metal screws and plates, which are often used in surgery to fix fractures, fuse joints, or stabilize bones.

Does bone grow over titanium plates?

Summary: For the first time, patented titanium fiber plates developed by engineers for medical use were put to the test in an animal model. Researchers have found that, unlike conventional plates, the titanium fiber plates do not cause bone embrittlement after close contact with the bone for prolonged periods.