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ACE Report #5268
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Better functional outcomes with palmar fixed-angle plate in distal radial fractures

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Extension fractures of the distal radius in patients older than 50: a prospective randomized study comparing fixation using mixed pins or a palmar fixed-angle plate

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2010 Oct;35(8):646-51

Contributing Authors: PS Marcheix A Dotzis PE Benkö J Siegler JP Arnaud JL Charissoux

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103 patients over the age of 50 with unstable, closed intra- or extra-articular dorsally displaced distal radius fractures were randomized to receive treatment with either palmar fixed-angle plating or mixed pinning. Clinical and radiological outcomes were assessed up to 26 weeks postoperatively. Functional results from the DASH and Herzberg scores were significantly better in the plating group co...

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