[Do injuries of the upper extremity in geriatric patients end up in helplessness? A prospective study for the outcome of distal radius and proximal humerus fractures in individuals over 65].

@article{Einsiedel2006DoIO,
  title={[Do injuries of the upper extremity in geriatric patients end up in helplessness? A prospective study for the outcome of distal radius and proximal humerus fractures in individuals over 65].},
  author={T. Einsiedel and Christiane Becker and Dirk Stengel and Andreas Schmelz and Mordechai Kramer and M. D{\"a}xle and Felix Lechner and Lothar Kinzl and Florian Gebhard},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={451-61}
}
In a prospective study 104 patients >or=65 years with distal radius fractures (DRF; n=52) and proximal forearm fractures (PHF; n=52) were followed up for a period of 4 months after injury. As an inception- cohort study, influence on treatment pattern was not part of the examination. A total of 53% of the DRF and 74% of the PHF patients underwent surgery… CONTINUE READING

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