Redisplaced unstable fractures of the distal radius. A randomised, prospective study of bridging versus non-bridging external fixation.

@article{McQueen1998RedisplacedUF,
  title={Redisplaced unstable fractures of the distal radius. A randomised, prospective study of bridging versus non-bridging external fixation.},
  author={Margaret M. McQueen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={665-9}
}
A randomised, prospective study was carried out on 60 patients with unstable fractures of the distal radius to compare bridging with non-bridging external fixation using pins placed in the distal fragment of the radius. The radiological results showed significant improvement in the non-bridging group at all stages of review. In particular, normal volar tilt and carpal alignment were regained and maintained. The functional results at six weeks, three months, six months and one year showed… CONTINUE READING
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