This study compared fracture treatment with plaster cast vs external fixation. METHODS: Forty elderly female osteoporotic wrist fracture patients were randomized to be treated with either plaster cast (Group A) or external fixation (Group B). Bone mineral density less than -2.5 T-score was among the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: In Group A, four redisplacements occurred, whereas in Group B there were none (p = 0.005). Horesh score was higher in Group B (p < 0.006) than in Group A. Volar angle deformity (p < 0.0005) and radial angle deformity (p = 0.008) were lower in Group B. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that external fixation improves stability in elderly osteoporotic wrist fracture patients.

Cast vs external fixation: a comparative study in elderly osteoporotic distal radial fractures patients

MORONI , ANTONIO;
2004

Abstract

This study compared fracture treatment with plaster cast vs external fixation. METHODS: Forty elderly female osteoporotic wrist fracture patients were randomized to be treated with either plaster cast (Group A) or external fixation (Group B). Bone mineral density less than -2.5 T-score was among the inclusion criteria. RESULTS: In Group A, four redisplacements occurred, whereas in Group B there were none (p = 0.005). Horesh score was higher in Group B (p < 0.006) than in Group A. Volar angle deformity (p < 0.0005) and radial angle deformity (p = 0.008) were lower in Group B. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that external fixation improves stability in elderly osteoporotic wrist fracture patients.
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