Outcome of distal radius fractures using the short form 36 health survey.

@article{Fernandez1997OutcomeOD,
  title={Outcome of distal radius fractures using the short form 36 health survey.},
  author={J. J. Sanchez Fernandez and Gary S Gruen and James H. Herndon},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1997},
  volume={341},
  pages={36-41}
}
The Short Form 36, a survey designed to accurately study subjective findings, was applied to analyze the outcome of distal radius fractures and its' relation to extrinsic and intrinsic factors. The survey was administered to 50 adults (mean age, 49.6 years) requiring fixation of a distal radius fracture with a mean followup of 2.4 years. Treatment included external fixation and pins in 24 patients, buttress plating in 20 patients, pins alone in four patients, and external fixation alone in two… CONTINUE READING