The purpose of this study is to investigate the failure sequence of the distal radius during a simulated fall onto an outstretched hand using cadaver forearms and high-speed X ray and video systems. This apparatus records the beginning and propagation of bony failure, ultimately resulting in distal radius or forearm fracture. The effects of 3 different wrist guard designs are investigated using this system. Serving as a proof-of-concept analysis, this study supports this imaging technique to be used in larger studies of orthopedic trauma and protective devices and specifically for distal radius fractures.
Recommended CitationGutowski, Christina; Darvish, Kurosh; Liss, Frederic E.; Ilyas, Asif M.; and Jones, Christopher M., "Use of High-Speed X ray and Video to Analyze Distal Radius Fracture Pathomechanics." (2015). Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 80.