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ACE Report #7947
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Similar 6-month recovery with home-based and clinic-based therapy after DRF fixation


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Therapist-supervised hand therapy versus home therapy with therapist instruction following distal radius fracture

J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jun;40(6):1110-1116.e1

Contributing Authors: K Valdes N Naughton CJ Burke

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Synopsis

50 patients presenting with distal radius fractures and whom underwent open reduction and internal fixation with a volar locking plate were included in this randomized controlled trial. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a difference in Patient-Rated Wrist Hand Evaluation (PRWHE) scores between patients after receiving supervised clinical therapy or a monitored home exercise pr...

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