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ACE Report #10902
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Wrist immobilization in supination not superior to no forearm restriction for distal radius fracture


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Immobilization following Distal Radius Fractures: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

J Wrist Surg. 2018 Nov;7(5):409-414.

Contributing Authors: JR Hill PD Navo G Bouz A Azad W Pannell RK Alluri A Ghiassi

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Synopsis

46 patients with distal radius fractures and scheduled for open reduction and internal fixation with a volar plate were randomized to either postoperative immobilization either in maximal supination with a sugar-tong splint or in a neutral position and no restricted forearm movement in a volar splint. Orthoses were applied for 2 weeks after surgery, followed by all patients receiving a removable b...

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