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J Korean Fract Soc. 2012 Jul;25(3):197-202. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.12671/jkfs.2012.25.3.197
Cha SD , Park JH , Kim HS , Chung ST , Yoo JH , Kim JH , Park JH .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Myong-Ji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. hand0123@kd.ac.kr
Abstract

PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of distal radius fractures in a fixed-angle volar locking plate group and variable-angle volar locking plate group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients observed at least 6 months after surgery were included in this retrospective study. We used the range of motion, visual analogue scale score, Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire score, and radiologic findings to measure the clinical results. RESULTS: No differences in clinical results or radiologic results were noted between the fixed-angle volar locking plate group and variable-angle volar locking plate group. CONCLUSION: We believe that it is important to minimize complications by using appropriate screws and plates according to the fracture type, though no differences in the surgical outcome were noted between the fixed-angle volar locking plate group and variable-angle volar locking plate group with distal radius fracture.

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