Surgical Fixation with K-wires vs. Casting in Adults with Distal Radius Fractures
Surgical fixation with K-wires versus casting in adults with fracture of distal radius: DRAFFT2 multicentre randomised clinical trial.BMJ . 2022 Jan 19;376:e068041.
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Five hundred adult patients with dorsally displaced distal radius fractures amenable to closed reduction were randomized to receive K-wire fixation (n=245) or moulded cast (n=255). The primary outcome was wrist function as measured by the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) at 12 month follow-up. Secondary outcomes included quality of life, complications and the need for further surgery. There w...
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