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Title: Closed reduction versus Kapandji-pinning for extra-articular distal radial fractures
Authors: Stoffelen, D V ×
Broos, Paul #
Issue Date: Feb-1999
Series Title: Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Lothian) vol:24 issue:1 pages:89-91
Abstract: In a randomized prospective trial, treatment of extra-articular distal radial fractures by closed reduction and plaster application was compared with Kapandji-pinning. Closed reduction and plaster cast was used in 50 patients, Kapandji-pinning in 48 patients. According to the Cooney score, good and excellent results were found in the closed reduction and plaster cast group in 74%, compared with 75% in the Kapandji-pinning group. After measuring the maintenance of reduction as well as the functional outcome at 1 year follow-up, no statistically significant differences could be found between the two groups. We conclude that both techniques can be used in treating extra-articular fractures of the distal radius.
ISSN: 0266-7681
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Traumatology Section (-)
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