Volar locking plates versus methods requiring immobilization for treatment of DRFs
Volar locking distal radius plates show better short-term results than other treatment options: A prospective randomised controlled trialWorld J Orthop. 2016 Oct 18;7(10):687-694
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56 patients with unilateral distal radius fracture were randomized to fixation using volar locking plates or to control treatment with either closed reduction and casting for 6 weeks, K-wire fixation and casting for 6 weeks, or external fixation, with/without supplemental K-wires. Control intervention was left to the discretion of the treating physician. Results at 3 months significantly favoured ...
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