Function similar with conservative care, surgery post-distal radius fracture

Brockenbrough, Gina
April 2008
Orthopedics Today;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p58
The article reports that no difference is seen in the functional recovery of patients who had undergone conservative and aggressive treatment for distal radius fracture, according to a review by Kenneth A. Engol and colleagues. Lower pain scores were seen with the patients in the nonoperated group, while better range of motion is seen with the surgical group. These findings were presented to the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).


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