Volar Locking Plates vs. External Fixation in Operative Distal Radius Fractures
Surgical Treatment of Distal Radial Fractures with External Fixation Versus Volar Locking Plate: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled TrialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Mar 3;103(5): 405-414.
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One hundred and fifty-six patients with operative distal radius fractures were randomized to receive fixation with volar locking plates (n=75) or external fixators (n=81). The primary outcome of interest was the Patient-Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation (PRWHE) scores postoperatively. Secondary outcomes of interest included functional outcomes, range of motion, pain scores, radiographic measurements and...
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