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ACE Report #7621
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Clinical & economic effects of K-wire & volar locking-plate fixation for radial fractures

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

UK DRAFFT: a randomised controlled trial of percutaneous fixation with Kirschner wires versus volar locking-plate fixation in the treatment of adult patients with a dorsally displaced fracture of the distal radius

Health Technol Assess. 2015 Feb;19(17):1-124

Contributing Authors: ML Costa J Achten C Plant NR Parsons A Rangan S Tubeuf G Yu SE Lamb

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461 patients with dorsally displaced distal radius fractures were randomized to undergo either volar locking-plate fixation or K-wire fixation. This study aimed to prove, through comparison, the null hypothesis that Patient-Reported Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) scores do not vary between treatments. The primary outcome of interest was PRWE results and secondary outcomes included DASH functional scores,...

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