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Natural history and factors associated with ulnar-sided wrist pain in distal radial fractures treated by plate fixation

Title
Natural history and factors associated with ulnar-sided wrist pain in distal radial fractures treated by plate fixation
Authors
Kim, J. K.Kim, D. J.Yun, Y.
Ewha Authors
김재광
SCOPUS Author ID
김재광scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-EUROPEAN VOLUME
ISSN
1753-1934JCR Link2043-6289JCR Link
Citation
vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 727 - 731
Keywords
Distal radius fractureulnar-sided wrist pain
Publisher
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
We documented longitudinal changes in the incidence of ulnar-sided wrist pain after distal radial fractures treated by plate fixation and identified factors associated with ulnar-sided wrist pain. A total of 140 patients were enrolled in this study. Radiographs were taken 3months after operation, and were used to measure radial inclination, anterior angulation and ulnar variance, and to identify the presence of an ulnar styloid fracture. Clinical assessments at the same time included grip strengths, ranges of wrist motion and the patient-rated wrist evaluation questionnaire. The presence of ulnar-sided wrist pain was noted at each follow-up visit. The incidence of ulnar-sided wrist pain decreased significantly with time after surgery (22 patients at 3months, 11 patients at 6months and three patients at 12months). The mean age, sex, the presence of an ulnar styloid fracture and the classification of the distal radial fracture were not factors that were associated with a higher incidence of ulnar-sided wrist pain, but there was an association between higher patient-rated wrist evaluation scores and the presence of ulnar-sided wrist pain. Level of evidence: Prognosis, Level IV
DOI
10.1177/1753193416630525
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