Volar locking plates vs. external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures
Volar locking plates versus external fixation and adjuvant pin fixation in unstable distal radius fractures: a randomized, controlled studyJ Hand Surg Am. 2013 Aug;38(8):1469-76
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114 patients, over the age of 18, with unstable distal radius fractures were randomized into one of two treatment groups to compare the efficacy of a plate fixation, using volar locking plates, or external fixation using adjuvant pins. Patients in the plate fixation group showed comparable results to the external fixation group in terms of Quick DASH score and VAS pain scores. Further assessment f...
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