OTA2018: Volar plating demonstrated cost-efficacy relative to cast immobilization for displaced DRFs
Volar Plate Fixation in Adults With Displaced Extra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures Is Cost-Effective
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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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