TITLE

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE ON The Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures

AUTHOR(S)
Lichtman, David M.; Bindra, Randipsingh R.; Boyer, Martin I.; Putnam, Matthew D.; Ring, David; Slutsky, David J.; Taras, John S.; Watters III, William C.; Goldberg, Michael J.; Keith, Michael; Turkelson, Charles M.; Wies, Janet L.; Haralson III, Robert H.; Boyer, Kevin M.; Hitchcock, Kristin; Raymond, Laura
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;4/20/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 8, p775
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommended guidelines on the clinical practice of treating distal radius fractures. It says that the AAOS can not recommend against or in support of several clinical practices including nerve decompression, casting as treatment of unstable fractures, and operative treatment of patients aged 55 years and above. However, they suggest fracture operative fixation and rigid immobilization and recommends radiographic evaluation.
ACCESSION #
60439349

 

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