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Plaster Casting vs. Anterior Plating for Dorsally Displaced Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly

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September 2021

Plaster Casting vs. Anterior Plating for Dorsally Displaced Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly

Vol: 89| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Plaster immobilization versus anterior plating for dorsally displaced distal radial fractures in elderly patients in Pakistan.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2021 Jul;46(6): 647-653.

Contributing Authors:
M Tahir F Khan Zimri N Ahmed A Rakhio Jamali G Mehboob KR Watson A Faraz

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Synopsis

Two-hundred and fourteen elderly patients (75+ years old) with dorsally displaced distal radius fractures were randomized to receive cast immobilization (n=107) or open reduction and internal fixation with anterior plating (n=107). The primary outcome of interest was the patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) score at 12 months. Secondary outcomes of interest included quality of life (Short-Form 12...

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