Casting vs. Volar Plating of Unstable Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly
VOLCON: a randomized controlled trial investigating complications and functional outcome of volar plating vs casting of unstable distal radius fractures in patients older than 65 yearsJ Orthop Traumatol. 2022 Nov 28;23(1):54.
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One hundred elderly patients with unstable distal radius fractures were randomized to receive volar plating (n=50) or plaster cast immobilization (n=50). The primary outcome of interest was the complication rate after 12 months. Secondary outcomes of interest included patient-reported outcome measures (Quick-Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [Quick-DASH]; pain on a Numeric Rating Scale [NRS...
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