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ACE Report #11104
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

No difference in 3-year outcome between volar plate and external fixator for dorsally displaced DRF


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

External Fixation Versus Volar Locking Plate for Unstable Dorsally Displaced Distal Radius Fractures-A 3-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Study

J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Jan;44(1):18-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.09.015

Contributing Authors: S Ponzer A Enocson J Saving C Mellstrand Navarro

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Synopsis

140 patients with a distal radius fracture with dorsal displacement were randomized to fixation using either a volar locking plate or an external fixator. Patients were followed-up in the current study at 3 years postoperatively, and reported clinical scores, grip strength, and wrist range of motion. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in any of the assessed efficacy mea...

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