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COA: Mixed findings for ORIF vs external fixation in patients with distal radius fractures

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August 2013

COA: Mixed findings for ORIF vs external fixation in patients with distal radius fractures

Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:566| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

External Fixation versus Open Reduction with Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Contributing Authors:
Paul RT Kuzyk John Esposito Michel Saccone Emil H Schemitsch

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.

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9 publications (10 studies) were identified in this meta-analysis comparing external fixation and open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) using plates for the treatment of distal radius fractures. Meta-analysis of the identified randomized trials demonstrated that ORIF led to significantly lower Disability of the Arm and Shoulder (DASH) scores than external fixation. Additionally, ORIF appear...

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