Distal radial fractures in the elderly: operative compared with nonoperative treatment.

@article{Egol2010DistalRF,
  title={Distal radial fractures in the elderly: operative compared with nonoperative treatment.},
  author={Kenneth Andrew Egol and Michael H Walsh and S Romo-Cardoso and Seth Dorsky and Nader Paksima},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 9},
  pages={1851-7}
}
BACKGROUND There is much debate regarding the optimal treatment of displaced, unstable distal radial fractures in the elderly. The purpose of this retrospective review was to compare outcomes for elderly patients with a displaced distal radial fracture who were treated with or without surgical intervention. METHODS This case-control study examined ninety patients over the age of sixty-five who were treated with or without surgery for a displaced distal radial fracture. All fractures were… CONTINUE READING