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Efficacy of Hand Therapy After Volar Locking Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fracture in Women

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March 2022

Efficacy of Hand Therapy After Volar Locking Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fracture in Women

Vol: 201| Issue: 1| Number:2| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy of Hand Therapy After Volar Locking Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fracture in Middle-Aged to Elderly Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Hand Surg Am. 2022 Jan;47(1):62.e1-62.e7.

Contributing Authors:
K Gamo N Baba T Kakimoto S Kuratsu

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Synopsis

Fifty-seven middle-aged to elderly women who had undergone volar locking plate fixation for a distal radius fracture were randomized to receive self-exercise rehabilitation with the addition of hand therapy (n=29) or without additional therapy (n=28). The primary outcome of interest was wrist function as measured by the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Score (QuickDASH). Secondary outcomes...

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