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Functional Outcome of Distal End Radius Fractures after surgery: A Follow Up Study

Dr. Prabu M, Dr. Sushma Chandrashekar, Ms. Rammuanpuii Paihte

Citation Information : M DP, Chandrashekar DS, Paihte MR. Functional Outcome of Distal End Radius Fractures after surgery: A Follow Up Study. 2018; 11 (2):1-6.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-11-2-1

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


This study is a post-operative follow up study conducted with multiple observations in Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Bangalore,. The study included 30 cases of distal end radius fractures that were operated with the closed reduction and uniplanar external fixator augmented with k-wire for distal end radius by the principal of ligament taxis. Functional outcome was assessed using modified Green O'Brien score at each follow up visit. Results: In our study, 14 (46.6 %) patients had excellent results. Whereas, 11 (36.7%) patients had good results and 3 (10%) had fair and only 2 (6.7%) patients had poor results. Most of the fractures united by 12 weeks. Complications associated with the study was stiffness, malunion, sudeck sosteodystrophy and pin tract infection. Conclusion: The uniplanar external fixator augmented with k-wire is a good choice in the treatment of distal end radius fractures in terms of providing a good functional outcome.

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