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Table 2 Secondary procedure after VLP fixation for distal radial fractures

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

Secondary procedure Number (incidence rate, %)
Carpal tunnel release 19 (1.6)
Re-fixation of plate/screw 14 (1.2)
Plate/screw removal ahead of schedule 8 (0.7)
Wound debridement 6 (0.5)
Tendon transfer 4 (0.3)
Ulnar shortening osteotomy 2 (0.2)
Skin grafting 3 (0.3)
Others 12 (1.0)
Total 68/1175 (5.8)