Nonoperative treatment vs volar locking plate fixation for distal radial fractures
A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Nonoperative Treatment with Volar Locking Plate Fixation for Displaced and Unstable Distal Radial Fractures in Patients Sixty-five Years of Age and OlderJ Bone Joint Surg Am; 2011; 93(23): 2146-53
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73 elderly patients with displaced unstable distal radial fractures were randomized to receive either open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with a volar locking plate or cast immobilization. The results from 12 month follow-up indicated that patients who received ORIF displayed no significant differences in comparison to cast immobilization on the basis of pain, range of motion, patient sati...
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