RHEUMATOLOGY

Diagnosing the Malunited Distal Radius

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Diagnosing the Malunited Distal Radius

Key Points • The diagnosis of a malunited distal radius fracture (DRF) must take into account both clinical symptoms and radiographic findings • Standard radiographs of both the affected and…

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Prevention of Distal Radius Fractures

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Prevention of Distal Radius Fractures

Key Points • Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are common in patients’ aged 50 and older, typically resulting from a low energy mechanism such as a fall from standing height. •…

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Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures

Key Points • Treatment of pediatric distal radius fractures (DRFs) is challenging because of possible involvement of the physis and the remodeling capacity by growth. • Young children with a…

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Pediatric Forearm Fractures

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Pediatric Forearm Fractures

Key Points • Accept only minor fracture displacement in diaphyseal forearm fractures because the remodeling capacity is low and even mild malunion can result in impaired forearm rotation. • Diaphyseal…

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Rehabilitation Protocols After Distal Radius Fracture

Mar 15, 2021 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Rehabilitation Protocols After Distal Radius Fracture

Key Points • Current evidences show no significant difference of clinical outcomes between patients treated with versus without additional physiotherapeutic intervention, but high-quality studies are lacking. • Patient education and…

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