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Fractures of the distal radius in women aged 50 to 75 years: natural course of patient-reported outcome, wrist motion and grip strength between 1 year and 2-4 years after fracture.

Brogren, Elisabeth LU ; Hofer, M ; Petranek, M ; Dahlin, Lars LU orcid and Atroshi, Isam LU (2011) In Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume 36E. p.568-576
Abstract
Fractures of the distal radius in postmenopausal women may cause prolonged pain and disability, but little is known about their natural course beyond the first year. In this study, women of 50-75 years of age, initially treated with cast or external fixation, were examined 1 year after distal radial fracture and then re-evaluated after a mean of 3 (range, 2-4) years. The evaluation included pain, disability (DASH) scores, grip strength and range of motion. In the 49 participating women pain scores, grip strength and range of motion improved significantly, although the mean improvement was moderate or small. In a subgroup of 13 patients with moderate or severe malunion, the 1 year DASH score was significantly worse than in the remaining... (More)
Fractures of the distal radius in postmenopausal women may cause prolonged pain and disability, but little is known about their natural course beyond the first year. In this study, women of 50-75 years of age, initially treated with cast or external fixation, were examined 1 year after distal radial fracture and then re-evaluated after a mean of 3 (range, 2-4) years. The evaluation included pain, disability (DASH) scores, grip strength and range of motion. In the 49 participating women pain scores, grip strength and range of motion improved significantly, although the mean improvement was moderate or small. In a subgroup of 13 patients with moderate or severe malunion, the 1 year DASH score was significantly worse than in the remaining patients but improved significantly together with grip strength and range of motion. After fractures of the distal radius, pain, grip strength and range of motion continued to improve beyond 1 year, up to 2-4 years. Patients with malunion had more disability at 1 year but showed significant improvement at 2-4 years. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Fractures of the distal radius in postmenopausal women may cause prolonged pain and disability, but little is known about their natural course beyond the first year. In this study, women of 50-75 years of age, initially treated with cast or external fixation, were examined 1 year after distal radial fracture and then re-evaluated after a mean of 3 (range, 2-4) years. The evaluation included pain, disability (DASH) scores, grip strength and range of motion. In the 49 participating women pain scores, grip strength and range of motion improved significantly, although the mean improvement was moderate or small. In a subgroup of 13 patients with moderate or severe malunion, the 1 year DASH score was significantly worse than in the remaining patients but improved significantly together with grip strength and range of motion. After fractures of the distal radius, pain, grip strength and range of motion continued to improve beyond 1 year, up to 2-4 years. Patients with malunion had more disability at 1 year but showed significant improvement at 2-4 years.},
  author       = {Brogren, Elisabeth and Hofer, M and Petranek, M and Dahlin, Lars and Atroshi, Isam},
  issn         = {2043-6289},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {568--576},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  series       = {Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume},
  title        = {Fractures of the distal radius in women aged 50 to 75 years: natural course of patient-reported outcome, wrist motion and grip strength between 1 year and 2-4 years after fracture.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193411409317},
  doi          = {10.1177/1753193411409317},
  volume       = {36E},
  year         = {2011},
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