TITLE

Review: Weak Evidence Supports External Fixation for Displaced Distal Radial Fracture

AUTHOR(S)
Handoll, H. H.; Huntley, J. S.; Madhok, R.
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 2, p451
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article researchers seek to answer whether patients with distal radial fractures receive better results from external fixation or the traditional treatment. The researchers used randomized controlled trials. Results indicated that in patients with displaced distal radial fractures, very little evidence supports external fixation compared with conservative treatment.
ACCESSION #
30000070

 

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