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A series of 50 consecutive patients with Colles' fractures which redisplaced after reduction underwent either remanipulation and a plaster cast or remanipulation and external fixation. The external fixator group achieved a significantly better anatomical result than simple remanipulation and replastering. Where plaster immobilization has failed, external fixation gives a better anatomical result than remanipulation and replastering.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Injury

Publication Date

1992

Volume

23

Pages

303 - 304

Keywords

Adult, Casts, Surgical, Colles' Fracture, External Fixators, Female, Fracture Fixation, Humans, Male, Manipulation, Orthopedic, Middle Aged, Recurrence