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Volume:6 Issue:10 Number:69 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10652
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

OTA2018: Does mode of delivery of physiotherapy significantly affect outcome after nonoperative DRF?

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Physiotherapy, Advice Sheet, or Video Following Nonoperatively Managed Distal Radius Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: BE Scammell BJ Ollivere T Coughlin P Matthews

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


120 patients with a distal radius fracture and managed nonoperatively were randomized to three different modes of delivery for physical therapy: in-person physiotherapy, video, or an instructional leaflet. Patients were assessed for functional outcome after 6 weeks. The only significant function difference observed between any of the three groups was work-specific disability on the Disability of t...

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