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Surgical treatment of distal radius fractures with an angle fixed bar palmar plating system: a single center study of 102 patients over a 2-year period.

Gruber, Gerald, Bernhardt, Gerwin A, Köhler, Gernot and Gruber, Karl (2006) Surgical treatment of distal radius fractures with an angle fixed bar palmar plating system: a single center study of 102 patients over a 2-year period. [Fachpublikation (peer reviewed)]

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION Most fractures of the distal radius can be treated by conservative means; however, unstable distal radius fractures (DRFs) require surgical fixation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional and radiographic results of DRFs treated with a palmar plating system regarding patient's quality of life. METHODS This study reports a total number of 104 DRFs in 102 patients, operatively treated, over a 2-year period with a mean follow up time of 15.6 +/- 7.2 months The patient's average age was 59.9 +/- 18.0 years. The results were evaluated according to the scores of Gartland and Werley, Castaing and the disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand (DASH) outcome questionnaire. RESULTS Ninety-three patients were evaluated at final examination. Excellent and good results were achieved for 92 (98.9%) patients according to score of Gartland and Werley and for 86 (92.5%) patients regarding the scoring system of Castaing. The DASH outcome questionnaire averaged 8.0 +/- 13.7 points. INTERPRETATION This study shows, in a representative number of cases, that palmar plating of unstable fractures of the distal radius is a safe and effective treatment modality. Early surgical treatment results in optimal outcome regarding patient's quality of life.
Item Type: Fachpublikation (peer reviewed)
Divisions: Ordensklinikum Linz Barmherzige Schwestern > Allgemeinchirurgie mit Viszeralchirurgie
Depositing User: Manuela Schühler
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 09:01
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 09:01
URI: http://eprints.vinzenzgruppe.at/id/eprint/8058

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