Couzens GB, Di Mascio L, and Ross M.
Journal of Hand Surgery 2013; 38(10):e5-e6.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.08.011

Commonly used radiographic parameters that assess distal radius fracture reduction, do not take into account radial translation of the distal fragment, a cause of distal radioulnar joint instability.1 We hypothesized that having a normal radiographic parameter for residual radial translation will equip surgeons with a reliable and reproducible tool that can identify and evaluate the extent of this problem and direct appropriate surgical management.