Immobilization vs. no immobilization following volar plate fixation of a distal radius fracture
Influence of postoperative immobilization on pain control of patients with distal radius fracture treated with volar locked plating: A prospective, randomized clinical trialInjury. 2019 Feb;50(2):386-391.
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39 patients with distal radius fractures undergoing open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with a volar locking plate were randomized to receive 2 weeks of post-operative immobilization with a plaster splint or no immobilization. The primary outcome of interest was pain as measured on a Visual Analog Scale. Secondary outcomes included tramadol (opioid) use, DASH score, range of motion (wrist ...
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