AAOS appropriate use criteria: treatment of distal radius fractures.

  title={AAOS appropriate use criteria: treatment of distal radius fractures.},
  author={Warren C. Hammert and Robert C. Kramer and Brent Graham and Michael W. Keith},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={21 8},
Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are common injuries, with an incidence of 643,000 per year in the United States, and therefore have a substantial impact on healthcare expenditures. There are a variety of treatment options, particularly in the adult patient. These injuries can occur as a result of a lowenergy injury, such as a fall from a standing height in an elderly patient, or a high-energy injury, such as a motorcycle accident in a younger patient. There is an increasing trend toward surgical… CONTINUE READING
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