Comparison Between External Fixation and Cast Treatment in the Management of Distal Radius Fractures in Patients Aged 65 Years and Older


Aktekin C. N. , Altay M., Gursoy Z., Aktekin L. A. , ÖZTÜRK A. M. , Tabak A. Y.

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, vol.35A, no.5, pp.736-742, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35A Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.01.028
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.736-742
  • Keywords: Cast, distal radius fractures, elderly, external fixation, UNSTABLE FRACTURES, COLLES FRACTURES, ELDERLY-PATIENTS, PLASTER
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Purpose The aim of this study was to compare the functional and radiographic outcomes of dorsally displaced distal radius fractures treated by closed reduction plaster cast fixation (CRPCF) and external fixation (EF) in patients 65 years and older.