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Table 1 Complications of VLP for treatment of distal radial fractures

From: Incidence of complications and secondary procedure following distal radius fractures treated by volar locking plate (VLP)

Complication Number (incidence rate, %)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) 31 (2.6)
Mal-reduction or loss of reduction 23 (2.0)
Wound infection 18 (1.5)
Tendon irritation/rupture 15 (1.3)
Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS) 11 (0.9)
Nerve irritation/adhesion 8 (0.7)
Plate loosening 6 (0.5)
Too long screw causing symptoms 6 (0.5)
Intra-articular screw penetration 4 (0.3)
Malunion 3 (0.3)
Non-union 2 (0.2)
Traumatic osteoarthritis 2 (0.2)
Others 9 (0.8)
Total 138/1175 (11.7)