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Better quality literature on scaphoid fracture needed to determine best form of management

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August 2014

Better quality literature on scaphoid fracture needed to determine best form of management

Vol: 3| Issue: 8| Number:43| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Treatment of acute scaphoid fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Hand (N Y). 2010 Dec;5(4):345-53. doi: 10.1007/s11552-010-9276-6. Epub 2010 Jun 4

Contributing Authors:
N Suh EC Benson KJ Faber J Macdermid R Grewal

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59 articles examining the efficacy and risks associated with nonoperative and operative management of acute scaphoid fracture were reviewed to summarize the evidence pertaining to operative and conservative management of the condition. This process analyzed 4 level 1 studies that revealed no significant differences between groups when comparing nonunion, time to union (insufficient data for meta-a...

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