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Precourse 09: Evidence Based Treatment of Fractures of the Distal Radius in 2012

Thursday, September 6

7:00 - 11:30 AM

Location: Regency Ballroom B, Hyatt Regency Convention Center

Chairs: Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C), David G. Dennison, MD, Charles S. Day, MD



Members – $195
Nonmembers – $225
Senior Members - $145
Residents & Fellows – $75
Allied Health – $125
CME: The ASSH designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Audience Level: Intermediate



This half day course will focus on the principles and data that direct our non-operative and operative treatment of distal radius fractures.  A thorough assessment of anatomy, imaging and surgical approaches as well as guidelines for treatment will be reviewed.  Fracture type-specific surgical treatment options will be presented, as well as the role of rehabilitation following treatment.  A panel of faculty will discuss numerous case examples to emphasize decision making in addition to technical pearls and pitfalls.

Learning Objectives

Participants will understand the current balance of non-operative and operative treatment options that are available for the treatment of distal radius fractures in 2012.  This will include an understanding of the anatomy, surgical approaches and choices for fixation for fractures of the distal radius including:
  1. Fractures in the elderly and in osteopenic bone
  2. Extra-articular fractures (AO Type A)
  3. Partial articular fractures (volar and dorsal, AO Type B)
  4. Joint depression (usually AO Type C)
  5. Complex fractures with carpal ligament injury, and
  6. Injuries of the sigmoid notch, TFC and distal ulna.

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Terry S. Axelrod, MD
Gregory I. Bain, FRACS, PhD
Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
Ryan P. Calfee, MD
Charles S. Day, MD
David G. Dennison, MD
Ruby Grewal, MD, FRCS(C)
Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
David M. Lichtman, MD
Matthew J. Meunier, MD
David C. Ring, MD, PhD
Tamara D. Rozental, MD
Adam B. Shafritz, MD
Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD


​7:00 ​Introduction ​Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
I. General Topics
​7:05 ​Anatomy ​Gregory I. Bain, FRACS, PhD
​7:17 ​Imaging ​David G. Dennison, MD
​7:29 ​Classification: Which fractures are unstable? ​Matthew J. Meunier, MD
​7:41 ​Surgical Approaches ​Adam B. Shafritz, MD
​7:53 ​Biology of Fracture Healing ​Fraser J. Leversedge, MD
​8:05 ​The Fixation Pendulum ​Terry S. Axelrod, MD
​8:17 ​Fractures in the Elderly ​Ruby Grewal, MD, FRCS(C)
​8:29 ​AAOS Guidelines ​David M. Lichtman, MD
​II. Treatment
​8:41 ​Surgical Planning Based on Fracture Pattern ​Charles S. Day, MD
​8:53 ​Choice of Plate Fixation ​Ryan P. Calfee, MD
​9:05 ​Bending Type Extra-Articular Fractures ​Tamara D. Rozental, MD
​9:17 ​Partial Articular Fractures (Volar and Dorsal; Volar Lunate Facet) ​David C. Ring, MD, PhD
​9:29 ​Intra-articular Joint Depression Fractures ​Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
​9:41 ​Complex Distal Radius Fractures and Fractures with Carpal Ligament Injury ​Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD
​9:53 ​The Ulnar Side: Sigmoid Notch, TFC and Distal Ulna ​David G. Dennison, MD
​10:05 ​Complications of Surgical Treatment ​Charles S. Day, MD
​10:17 ​Rehabilitation ​David C. Ring, MD, PhD
​10:29 ​Cases and Moderation ​Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C),
David G. Dennison, MD

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