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ACE Report #9948
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

OTA2017: Similar postop pain with splinting vs bandaging following distal radius fracture fixation

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

Effectiveness of Postoperative Analgesic Immobilization in Patients with Distal Radius Fracture Treated with Volar Locking Plating: A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial

Contributing Authors: FB Andrade-Silva KE Kojima JS Silva JP Rocha A Carvalho

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39 patients with an intra-articular distal radius fracture requiring volar plate fixation were randomized to postoperative management with either splint immobilization or conventional bandaging. Patients were assessed for pain scores for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and function and wrist range of motion over the first 6 months after surgery. Tramadol use during hospitalization was also monito...

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