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Volume:6 Issue:10 Number:77 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #10656
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

OTA2018: Volar plating demonstrated cost-efficacy relative to cast immobilization for displaced DRFs

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

Volar Plate Fixation in Adults With Displaced Extra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures Is Cost-Effective

Contributing Authors: JC Goslings MM Walenkamp N Schep MAM Mulders S van Dieren

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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.


90 patients with a displaced- extraarticular distal radius fracture were randomized to either volar plate fixation or to nonoperative treatment with immobilization. The purpose of this study was to assess cost-effectiveness. Total cost per patient over 12 months was reported to be lower in the volar plate group compared to the nonoperative group, while quality-adjusted life-years gained was greate...

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