Predicting Displacement After Closed Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures

Study finds that majority of reduction loss occurs within 6 weeks, continues for many months

Maureen Leahy

The majority of displacement in distal radius fractures treated with closed reduction and casting occurs within the first 6 weeks of treatment and loss of reduction continues—although at a slower rate—for many months, according to data presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meeting.

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