A retrospective pilot study comparing the number of therapy visits required to regain functional wrist and forearm range of motion following volar plating of a distal radius fracture.

@article{Valdes2009ARP,
  title={A retrospective pilot study comparing the number of therapy visits required to regain functional wrist and forearm range of motion following volar plating of a distal radius fracture.},
  author={Kristin Valdes},
  journal={Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={312-8; quiz 319}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare the number of therapy visits and amount of time required to achieve functional motion in patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of the distal radius. METHODS Fourteen patients started early range of motion (ROM) and nine patients started ROM exercises after six weeks. Group comparisons were performed regarding age, Upper Limb Functional Index scores across time points, forearm and wrist ROM measurements across… CONTINUE READING