NZOA 2013: Immediate mobilization following wrist fracture yields favourable outcomes
Prospective randomised trial comparing immediate versus delayed mobilisation in operativly managed distal radius fractures utilizing clinical, radiological and functional outcomes
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131 patients with distal radius fractures participated in this study to determine the effects of immediate mobilization postoperatively. Patients began mobilization on postoperative day 1 or 2 weeks following the surgery . The results imply improved range of motion and grip strength in the immediate mobilization group at 2 weeks, as well as improved Mayo Wrist Scores at 1 year. Other functional as...
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