Predicting alignment after closed reduction and casting of distal radius fractures.

@article{LaMartina2015PredictingAA,
  title={Predicting alignment after closed reduction and casting of distal radius fractures.},
  author={Joey LaMartina and Andrew Jawa and Charlton Stucken and Gabriel Merlin and Paul Tornetta},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={934-9}
}
PURPOSE We sought to independently validate the McQueen equation and LaFontaine's criteria as predictors of instability in a large series of distal radius fractures treated nonsurgically. In addition, we hypothesized that restoring the volar cortical integrity (ie, volar hook) would be another factor that would independently predict the maintenance of a closed reduction in a cast. METHODS We screened 546 consecutive distal radius fractures with 168 meeting all inclusion criteria. Dorsal tilt… CONTINUE READING