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Palmar plates show better functional outcome than dorsal plate for distal radius fractures

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July 2013

Palmar plates show better functional outcome than dorsal plate for distal radius fractures

Vol: 2| Issue: 6| Number:79| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Palmar and dorsal fixed-angle plates in AO C-type fractures of the distal radius: is there an advantage of palmar plates in the long term?

J Orthop Surg Res. 2012 Feb 17;7(1):8. doi: 10.1186/1749-799X-7-8

Contributing Authors:
MG Jakubietz JG Gruenert RG Jakubietz

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Synopsis

42 patients were randomized to compare two different methods in treating intra-articular fractures of the distal radius. Patients were treated with a palmar plate or a dorsal Pi-plate, and were assessed at 12 months. Results indicated that the palmar plate group produced significantly better functional outcomes (such as grip strength and range of motion), but there were no differences in the radio...

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