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Vol:4 Issue:2 Number:30 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #7500
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

AAHS 2015: Volar locking plates vs external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures

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OrthoEvidence. AAHS 2015: Volar locking plates vs external fixation for unstable distal radius fractures. ACE Report. 2015;4(2):30. Available from:

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Volar locking plates versus external fixation and adjuvant pin fixation in unstable distal radius fractures: a randomized, controlled study - clinical outcomes at 5 years

Contributing Authors: JH Williksen F Frihagen JC Hellund HD Kvernmo C Rosales T Husby

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


111 patients with unstable distal radius fractures and undergoing surgery were randomized to volar locked plating (VLP) or external fixation (EF) with pins. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of each treatment over 5-year follow-up. Outcome measures included wrist function, pain, and range of motion. Results revealed largely similar outcome between groups, with the only signific...

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