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Casting vs. Volar Plating of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly

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January 2023

Casting vs. Volar Plating of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly

Vol: 303| Issue: 1| Number:17| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

VOLCON: a randomized controlled trial investigating complications and functional outcome of volar plating vs casting of unstable distal radius fractures in patients older than 65 years

J Orthop Traumatol. 2022 Nov 28;23(1):54.

Contributing Authors:
R Thorninger D Wæver M Tjørnild M Lind JD Rölfing

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Synopsis

One hundred elderly patients with unstable distal radius fractures were randomized to receive volar plating (n=50) or plaster cast immobilization (n=50). The primary outcome of interest was the complication rate after 12 months. Secondary outcomes of interest included patient-reported outcome measures (Quick-Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [Quick-DASH]; pain on a Numeric Rating Scale [NRS...

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