Treatment goals for distal radius fractures in 2018: recommendations and practical advice
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The goals of distal radius fracture treatment in patients above 65 years of age would not change over time if the fracture were the only factor to consider. However, people change, and fixation methods also change. Since this fracture heals in nearly every case and volar plates have eliminated the worry of malunion, we are left with two main goals. In active patients with weakened bones, the aim is to help them regain their quality of life as quickly as possible while avoiding iatrogenic conditions. This compromise is possible because of new tools—but at what price?
KeywordsRadius fracture Osteoporosis Over 65 years of age Recommandation Clinical outcomes
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L. Obert declares that he has no conflicts of interest directly related to this article, but has conflicts of interest with the following companies: FX solutions, Zimmer Biomet, Medartis, Evolutis, Wright, Lilly, Elsevier, Springer. The remaining authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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