Evaluation of treatment options for unstable extra-articular distal radial fractures
Should unstable extra-articular distal radial fractures be treated with fixed-angle volar-locked plates or percutaneous Kirschner wires? A prospective randomised controlled trialInjury. 2011 Feb;42(2):162-6.
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56 patients with closed, unilateral, dorsally displaced, unstable extra-articular distal radius fractures were randomized in to a group receiving treatment with either a volar locking plate fixation or percutaneous wire fixation (K-wire fixation). The results from this study indicated that volar locking plate fixation produced better reductions, determined through radiological assessment. The vola...
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