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Vol:195 Issue:1 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14337
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Surgical Fixation with K-wires vs. Casting in Adults with Distal Radius Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. Surgical Fixation with K-wires vs. Casting in Adults with Distal Radius Fractures. ACE Report. 2022;195(1):1. Available from:

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

Surgical fixation with K-wires versus casting in adults with fracture of distal radius: DRAFFT2 multicentre randomised clinical trial.

BMJ . 2022 Jan 19;376:e068041.

Contributing Authors:
ML Costa J Achten A Ooms ME Png JA Cook SE Lamb H Hedley J Dias Collaborators DRAFFT2

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Five hundred adult patients with dorsally displaced distal radius fractures amenable to closed reduction were randomized to receive K-wire fixation (n=245) or moulded cast (n=255). The primary outcome was wrist function as measured by the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) at 12 month follow-up. Secondary outcomes included quality of life, complications and the need for further surgery. There w...

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