No difference between K-wire fixation and plate ORIF for distal radius fractures at 5 years
Percutaneous fixation with Kirschner wires versus volar locking-plate fixation in adults with dorsally displaced fracture of distal radius: five-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trialBone Joint J. 2019;101-B(8):978-983. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.101B8.BJJ-2018-1285.R1
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This is a follow-up to a previously published multi-centre randomized controlled trial. The authors randomized 461 patients undergoing surgery for distal radius fractures to Kirschner wire fixation versus plate fixation. They report outcomes (function and quality of life) at five years post-operatively. There was no significant difference between the two groups at any of the yearly follow-ups betw...
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