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ACE Report #11489
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Immobilization vs. no immobilization following volar plate fixation of a distal radius fracture


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

Influence of postoperative immobilization on pain control of patients with distal radius fracture treated with volar locked plating: A prospective, randomized clinical trial

Injury. 2019 Feb;50(2):386-391.

Contributing Authors: FB Andrade-Silva KE Kojima JS Silva JP Rocha A Carvalho

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Synopsis

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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