Assessment of complications of distal radius fractures and development of a complication checklist.

@article{McKay2001AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of complications of distal radius fractures and development of a complication checklist.},
  author={Shayna McKay and Joy C MacDermid and James H. Roth and Robert S Richards},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={916-22}
}
The purposes of this study were to determine the overall incidence of distal radius fracture (DRF) complications, determine the incidence and types of DRF complications in a consecutive cohort of 250 patients with DRFs, describe DRF complications reported by patients compared with those reported by physicians, and formulate a DRF complication checklist to improve recording of DRF complications. We found that the overall complication rates vary widely (6% to 80%). Physician-reported complication… CONTINUE READING