Radiographic Morphometry of the Distal end Radius in Anatolian Population

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Asrın Nalbant; Eren Ismailoglu; Ebru Turhan & Özden Bedre Duygu


Distal radius fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries encountered by orthopedic surgeons.. Correction of dorsal tilt and radial height is essential to restore normal biomechanics of the wrist joint. Comprehensive knowledge of the morphometry of the distal radius of the local population becomes critical for the treating surgeon. This study aims to report the morphometry of the distal radius in the Anatolian population and compare it with similar studies in other races and humans. Radiographs of one hundred and twenty-four people were included in the study. Four radiological parameters were examined on all radiographs: radial height, radial tilt, ulnar variance, and palmar tilt. Radial tilt was 23.35°±1.96; palmar tilt was 15.7°±2,87 radial height (mm) was 10.55±4.34, ulnar variance (mm) was 0.32±1.79. The highest rate of negative ulnar variance was found. According to the study's results, reference data varying by race for anatomical fit should be considered in treating DER injuries.

KEY WORDS: Distal radius; Radiological morphometry; Radial tilt; Ulnar variance; Radial height.

How to cite this article

NALBANT, A.; ISMAILOGLU, E.; TURHAN, E.; BEDRE DUYGU, Ö. Radiographic morphometry of the distal end radius in Anatolian population. Int. J. Morphol., 41(1):297-302, 2023.