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ACE Report #11989
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Distal Radius Fracture Rehab with Tourniquet Improves Pain and Function Following Closed Treatment


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

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy after Closed Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures

J Wrist Surg. 2019 Aug;8(4):288-294.

Contributing Authors: JM Cancio NM Sgromolo PC Rhee

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Synopsis

13 patients scheduled for closed reduction for the treatment of a displaced distal radius fracture were randomized to receive a distal radius fracture rehabilitation program with or without the use of a tourniquet for blood flow restriction. The outcomes of interest included pain during rest and activity (measured on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS)), grip strength, pinch strength, the patient reported...

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