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ACE Report #7306
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OTA 2014: Surgery vs. cast immobilization for elderly patients with distal radius fracture

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Surgery Versus Cast Immobilization for Displaced Intra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures in Elderly Patients: A Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trial

Contributing Authors: C Bartl D Stengel T Bruckner D Math F Gebhard

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185 elderly patients with an intra-articular distal radius fracture were randomly allocated to either surgical treatment with volar locking plate fixation or closed reduction and 6-week cast immobilization. This study aimed to determine whether operative treatment was more effective than cast immobilization for elderly patients with an intra-articular distal radius fracture. Follow-up was performe...

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