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ACE Report #9949
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OTA2017: Three fixation methods yield similar 1-year results for displaced distal radius fractures

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

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Open Reduction and Internal Fixation, Non-Spanning External Fixation, and Closed Reduction with Percutaneous Fixation for Dorsally Displaced Distal Radius Fractures

Contributing Authors: HJ Kreder R Reindl EJ Harvey GK Berry E Rahme S Bergeron

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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.


201 patients with dorsally displaced distal radial fractures were included in this trial to compare the outcomes of three different surgical fixation methods. Patients were randomized to closed reduction and percutaneous pinning (CRPP), non-spanning external fixation (NSEF), or open reduction and internal fixation with a volar locking plate (ORIF). Functional outcomes were measured over a 1 year f...

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