Fixation with a palmar plate similar to K-wires for distal radius fractures in the elderly
Comparison of palmar fixed-angle plate fixation with K-wire fixation of distal radius fractures (AO A2, A3, C1) in elderly patientsJ Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Mar;39(3):249-57. doi: 10.1177/1753193413489057. Epub 2013 May 14.
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40 elderly patients (>65 years) with a distal radius fracture of AO type A2, A3, or C1 were randomized to undergo either palmar fixed-angle plate fixation or minimally-invasive K-wire fixation. The purpose was to compare these two treatment approaches with respect to functional, clinical and radiological outcomes. Results indicated that K-wire fixation yielded a significantly shorter operation tim...
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