CURRENT CONCEPTS REVIEW: Management of Distal Radial Fractures

Chen, Neal C.; Jupiter, Jesse B.
September 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 9, p2051
Academic Journal
The article offers information on distal radial fractures. The incidence of distal radial fractures can be expected to increase as life expectancy increases. There is no Level-I clinical evidence that suggests a superior modality for treating distal radial fractures, which is frequently linked to low bone mineral density. Older individuals who live active lives are at a particularly high risk for distal radial fracture, with high prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis.


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