[Patient-Accident-Fracture (PAF) classification of distal radius fractures].

  title={[Patient-Accident-Fracture (PAF) classification of distal radius fractures].},
  author={Michel Burnier and Guillaume Herzberg and Y. Izem},
  journal={Hand surgery & rehabilitation},
Despite the huge amount of literature devoted to acute distal radius fractures, there is currently no consensus as to treatment recommendations. There is no universally accepted anatomical classification other than the three main categories of the AO classification. The authors believe that the only way to improve this field is to stratify the patients according to their general health and functional needs. They propose a new classification system that they have used since 2009 and demonstrate… CONTINUE READING