Distal radial fracture: Volar locking plate vs. closed reduction and percutaneous wire
Surgical treatment of distal radial fractures with a volar locking plate versus conventional percutaneous methods: a randomized controlled trialJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Oct 2;95(19):1737-44. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00232.
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135 patients, aged 18 to 73 years, with displaced distal radial fractures were randomized to evaluate the efficacy of volar locking plate fixation against closed reduction and percutaneous wire fixation over 12 months. Patients were administered the Hand Health Profile section of the Patient Evaluation Measure (PEM), the QuickDASH, the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D; quality of life) and were assessed for rang...
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