Plate fixation superior to pin fixation for intra-articular distal radius fracture
Comparison of External and Percutaneous Pin Fixation with Plate Fixation for Intra-articular Distal Radial FracturesJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jan;90(1):16-22
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137 patients with 144 acute intra-articular distal radial fractures were randomized to undergo either external fixation combined with percutaneous pin fixation or open reduction and plate fixation. Following a period of 24 months, scores based on the Gartland and Werley point system indicated that patients managed with plate fixation demonstrated significantly better results than those who underwe...
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