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External fixation versus conservative treatment for distal radial fractures in adults

  1. Helen HG Handoll1,*,
  2. James S Huntley2,
  3. Rajan Madhok3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 18 JUL 2007

Assessed as up-to-date: 16 MAY 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006194.pub2


How to Cite

Handoll HHG, Huntley JS, Madhok R. External fixation versus conservative treatment for distal radial fractures in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006194. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006194.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Teesside, Centre for Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS), Research Institute for Health Sciences and Social Care, Middlesborough, Tees Valley, UK

  2. 2

    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    University of Manchester, Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group, Manchester, UK

*Helen HG Handoll, Centre for Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS), Research Institute for Health Sciences and Social Care, University of Teesside, School of Health and Social Care, Middlesborough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BA, UK. h.handoll@tees.ac.uk. H.Handoll@ed.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 18 JUL 2007

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[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 1 Functional grading: not excellent.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 2 Functional grading: not excellent. Worst and best case scenarios sensitivity analyses.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 3 Functional grading: fair or poor.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 4 Subjective and objective functional evaluation.
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 5 Upper extremity function part of Musculoskeletal Function Assessment tool (0 to 100: maximum disability).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 6 Difficulties in activities of daily living.
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 7 Job change because of injury.
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 8 Mass grip strength (% of normal side).
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 9 Grip, chuck and pinch strengths (injured - normal side): units not given.
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 10 Maximal voluntary contraction: injured - uninjured side (Newtons).
[Analysis 1.11]
Analysis 1.11. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 11 Persistent pain (1 year & 7 years).
[Analysis 1.12]
Analysis 1.12. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 12 Pain (6 months).
[Analysis 1.13]
Analysis 1.13. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 13 Range of movement at 1 year (% of normal side).
[Analysis 1.14]
Analysis 1.14. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 14 Range of movement at 2 years (injured - normal side).
[Analysis 1.15]
Analysis 1.15. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 15 Range of movement at 1 year.
[Analysis 1.16]
Analysis 1.16. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 16 Range of movement at 7 years.
[Analysis 1.17]
Analysis 1.17. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 17 Complications.
[Analysis 1.18]
Analysis 1.18. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 18 Reflex sympathetic dystrophy - exploratory analysis.
[Analysis 1.19]
Analysis 1.19. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 19 Cosmetic deformity.
[Analysis 1.20]
Analysis 1.20. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 20 Patient dissatisfied with wrist.
[Analysis 1.21]
Analysis 1.21. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 21 Anatomical grading: not excellent.
[Analysis 1.22]
Analysis 1.22. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 22 Anatomical grading: fair or poor.
[Analysis 1.23]
Analysis 1.23. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 23 Anatomical displacement.
[Analysis 1.24]
Analysis 1.24. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 24 Anatomical measurements.
[Analysis 1.25]
Analysis 1.25. Comparison 1 External fixation versus plaster cast, Outcome 25 Structural deformity.