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ACE Report #11906
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Similar clinical outcomes with VPAS vs. elevation of hand after surgery for distal radius fracture


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

Venous perfusion assist system has no additional effect compared to simple elevation on post-operative edema in patients with distal radial fracture treated with volar locking plate fixation: A randomized controlled trial

J Orthop Sci. 2019 May;24(3):441-446.

Contributing Authors: M Hayashi H Kato H Yamazaki S Hashimoto S Miyaoka Y Kitamura F Isobe

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Synopsis

102 patients scheduled for a volar locking plate fixation of a distal radius fracture were randomized to receive venous pressure assist system (VPAS) therapy or hand elevation for the reduction of hand edema following surgery. The primary outcome of interest was the reduction in hand edema, measured by hand and finger girth. Secondary outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VA...

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