we all know that radius has its lateral and posterior bowing. as a genera,l everyone advocate volar plate application for # in distal 1/2 and dorsal plate in proximal 1/2 radius. while tension band principle says compression plate should be applied on tension side. distal 1/2 has lateral and posterior bowing, then why do we apply the dcp on volar side? why not in dorsal side in distal radius 1/2 # ?