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Ruckenstuhl, P; Bernhardt, GA; Sadoghi, P; Glehr, M; Holzer, LA; Leithner, A; Wolf, M; Gruber, G.
Quality of life after volar locked plating: a 10-year follow-up study of patients with intra-articular distal radius fractures.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2014; 15(17-18):250-250 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Bernhardt Gerwin
Glehr Mathias
Gruber Gerald
Holzer Lukas
Leithner Andreas
Ruckenstuhl Paul
Sadoghi Patrick
Wolf Matthias

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This study aimed to present functional results and patient's health related quality of life (HRQOL) data ten years after volar locked plate fixation (VPF) of unstable intra-articular distal radial fractures (DRF). Thirty-nine patients with a mean age of sixty-one years were operatively treated with VPF after intra-articular distal radial fractures. They were evaluated two, six, and ten years postoperatively according to the Gartland and Werley score. For subjective evaluation the Short Form 36 (SF-36) and the Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaires were adopted. Overall, wrist function did not differ significantly two, six and ten years after the operation. Over 90% patients achieved "good" or "excellent" results ten years after surgery according to the Gartland and Werley score. Ten years postoperatively the results of the SF 36 did not differ significantly from the two- and six-year follow-up. Overall findings from the SF-36 did not differ significantly from the data of Austrian and American norm populations. Only in the subscale of mental health (MH) the ten-year follow-up did show significantly poorer results (p = 0.045) compared to the Austrian norm population. The median DASH scores did not show significant differences during the ten-year follow-up period. The ten-year results of this single-center study suggest that operative treatment of intra-articular DRF with volar locked plates is a useful and satisfactory therapy option, both in terms of function and HRQOL.
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Adult -
Aged -
Aged, 80 and over -
Aged, 80 and over -
Bone Plates -
Disability Evaluation -
Female -
Follow-Up Studies -
Fracture Fixation, Internal - instrumentation
Humans -
Male -
Mental Health -
Middle Aged -
Prosthesis Design -
Quality of Life -
Radius Fractures - diagnosis
Radius Fractures - physiopathology
Radius Fractures - psychology
Radius Fractures - surgery
Recovery of Function -
Surveys and Questionnaires -
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Treatment Outcome -

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Distal radius fractures
Health related quality of life
Volar plate fixation
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