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ACE Report #7892
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COA 2015: Operative vs nonoperative treatment for distal radius fractures in patients >50

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Outcomes of Operative vs. Nonoperative Management of Distal Radius Fractures in Patients > 50

Contributing Authors: LC Howard J Larouche KA Lefaivre

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


9 level one randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 521 patients were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of operative management as compared to nonoperative management of distal radius fractures in patients older than 50. Results indicated that operative management may improve radiographic outcomes; however, the majority of functional outcome...

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