Osteotomy for deformity of the radius. Computer-assisted three-dimensional modelling
Journal Paper/Review - Jan 1, 1994
Bilić R, Zdravkovic Vilijam, Boljević Z
A computer-assisted method of preoperative planning was used to create virtual models of the deformed distal end of the radius after malunion of a fracture. By comparison with a similar model of the uninjured wrist, values were calculated for the angles and lengths to be corrected by osteotomy. Shifts of the distal fragment were analysed for 33 deformed wrists, 27 of which underwent corrective osteotomy and bone grafting. In more than half the cases there was dorsal or volar shift of 3 mm or more. The accuracy of the correction was measured by comparing the three-dimensional models before and after osteotomy with the model of the normal wrist. The volar and ulnar inclination angles of the articular surface of the radius and the radial length were regularly restored to normal.