Earlier recovery of function and ROM with volar plate vs external fixation for intraarticular DRFs
Volar Locking Plates Versus Augmented External Fixation of Intra-Articular Distal Radial Fractures: Functional Results from a Randomized Controlled TrialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Feb 20;101(4):311-321. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00014
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166 patients with an intra-articular distal radius fracture were randomized to fixation with either a volar locking plate or an external fixator. Patients were followed from 6 weeks to 2 years after surgery. Results demonstrated significantly favourable results for the VLP group compared to the EF group for the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH score) and range of motion...
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