Unstable distal radius fractures: Internal vs. external fixation complications and outcome
Internal versus external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures: an up-to-date meta-analysisInt Orthop. 2011 Sep;35(9):1333-41. doi: 10.1007/s00264-011-1300-0. Epub 2011 Jun 23
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Ten randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving 738 patients were identified in this meta-analysis to compare the effect of internal and external fixation for distal radius fractures. Outcome measures of interest involved postoperative complications, clinical results, and radiological outcomes. Results revealed that internal fixation led to significantly fewer surgical complications and reduced ...
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