OTA2018: Forgoing early x-rays after DRF reduces cost, offers similar outcome to routine radiography
Is Routine Radiography in the Follow-up of Trauma Patients With Distal Radius Fractures (Cost) Effective?
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326 patients with a distal radius fracture were randomized to either a reduced imaging protocol, with radiographs obtained at 6 at 12 weeks if clinically indicated, or to a routine radiography protocol, with radiographs obtained at 1, 2, 6, and 12 weeks. Patients were assessed for wrist-related function, complication rate, and costs. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups i...
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