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Vol:47 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13681
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Volar Locking Plate Fixation vs External Fixation for Unstable Distal Radius Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. Volar Locking Plate Fixation vs External Fixation for Unstable Distal Radius Fractures. ACE Report. 2021;47(1):2. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Volar locking plate versus external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis based on randomized controlled trials

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2021 May 12;22(1): 433.

Contributing Authors:
Q Gou X Xiong D Cao Y He X Li

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Twelve studies containing 1205 patients with unstable distal radius fracture were included in this meta-analysis comparing external fixation (n=613) to volar locking plate fixation (n=592). Pooled outcomes of interest included pain scores on a visual analog scale (VAS), Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores, range of motion, radiological outcomes, and the incidence of adverse even...

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