Distal radius morphometry in the Malaysian population

Chan, C.Y.W. and Vivek, A.S. and Leong, W.H. and Rukmanikanthan, S. (2008) Distal radius morphometry in the Malaysian population. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 22 (2). pp. 27-30.

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Abstract

The goal of treatment in distal radius fracture is to restore the anatomy of the distal radius, however the criteria currently used to evaluate the quality of reduction are based on Western based published figures. This goal of this study was to investigate whether there are variations in the morphology of the distal radius among the multiracial population of Malaysia. Consecutive normal wrist radiographs of patients who presented to the accident and emergency unit in three major hospitals in Malaysia were measured. . The palmar tilt of the distal radius averaged 12.6o ± 3.55o, and the radial inclination averaged 25.1o ± 3.42o. The ulnar variance averaged � 0.1 ± 1.31mm, 38.4 of the patients had neutral ulnar variance, 28.8 have negative ulnar variance and 32.9 have positive ulnar variance. Our results indicate that distal radius morphometric parameters in the Malaysian population are comparable to Western figures.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA ---> Corresponding Author: Chris Chan Yin Wei, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, University Malay Medical Center, 50603 Kuala Lumpur Email: chrnat01@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distal Radius, Morphometry, Malaysian population
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2012 01:56
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 01:56
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3600

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