Purpose The emerging role of the locking plate improved the technique also in corrective osteotomies in Madelung's deformity, but there is a lack of analyses between the fixation techniques, as well as little information in functional outcomes and long-term follow-up. The current study compared the outcomes, pitfalls, and advantages of volar plate and screws fixation versus K-wires fixation in a long-term follow-up. Methods Twenty-eight children presenting the "distal radius" variant of Madelung's deformity underwent Vickers ligament release and distal radial dome osteotomy between 2009 and 2015. Twenty-three children (20 females and 3 males, mean age 15 years and 7 months at surgery and 24 years and 8 moths at follow-up), with 26 operatively treated wrists, were available for follow-up. A retrospective two-cohort study, evaluating clinically and radiologically results, has been conducted with a mean eight years and seven months follow-up. Results Bone union and pain relief were obtained in all cases, as well as improvements in wrist motion and radiographic indices. A statistically significant correlation was identified between the volar plate fixation and an improved lunate subsidence on X-ray, and a trend towards an improved DASH score in the cohort with plate and screws, as well as significant improvement in wrist extension and supination always in the plate fixation cohort. Conclusions The long-term follow-up enabled the patients to report on more definitive outcomes in terms of functional and cosmetic improvements. Volar plate fixation is an effective technique allowing for simple post-operative management and earlier rehabilitation program with improved clinical and radiographic outcomes.

Retrospective study of radial dome osteotomy with volar plate fixation versus K-wires in Madelung's deformity: long-term follow-up / Leti Acciaro, Andrea; Garagnani, Lorenzo; Lando, Mario; Cataldo, Giacomo; Adani, Roberto. - In: INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDICS. - ISSN 0341-2695. - 46:2(2022), pp. 281-289. [10.1007/s00264-021-05266-0]

Retrospective study of radial dome osteotomy with volar plate fixation versus K-wires in Madelung's deformity: long-term follow-up

Leti Acciaro, Andrea;Cataldo, Giacomo;Adani, Roberto
2022-01-01

Abstract

Purpose The emerging role of the locking plate improved the technique also in corrective osteotomies in Madelung's deformity, but there is a lack of analyses between the fixation techniques, as well as little information in functional outcomes and long-term follow-up. The current study compared the outcomes, pitfalls, and advantages of volar plate and screws fixation versus K-wires fixation in a long-term follow-up. Methods Twenty-eight children presenting the "distal radius" variant of Madelung's deformity underwent Vickers ligament release and distal radial dome osteotomy between 2009 and 2015. Twenty-three children (20 females and 3 males, mean age 15 years and 7 months at surgery and 24 years and 8 moths at follow-up), with 26 operatively treated wrists, were available for follow-up. A retrospective two-cohort study, evaluating clinically and radiologically results, has been conducted with a mean eight years and seven months follow-up. Results Bone union and pain relief were obtained in all cases, as well as improvements in wrist motion and radiographic indices. A statistically significant correlation was identified between the volar plate fixation and an improved lunate subsidence on X-ray, and a trend towards an improved DASH score in the cohort with plate and screws, as well as significant improvement in wrist extension and supination always in the plate fixation cohort. Conclusions The long-term follow-up enabled the patients to report on more definitive outcomes in terms of functional and cosmetic improvements. Volar plate fixation is an effective technique allowing for simple post-operative management and earlier rehabilitation program with improved clinical and radiographic outcomes.
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Retrospective study of radial dome osteotomy with volar plate fixation versus K-wires in Madelung's deformity: long-term follow-up / Leti Acciaro, Andrea; Garagnani, Lorenzo; Lando, Mario; Cataldo, Giacomo; Adani, Roberto. - In: INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDICS. - ISSN 0341-2695. - 46:2(2022), pp. 281-289. [10.1007/s00264-021-05266-0]
Leti Acciaro, Andrea; Garagnani, Lorenzo; Lando, Mario; Cataldo, Giacomo; Adani, Roberto
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