Orthopedic Trauma Directions 2005; 3(6): 27-37
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-919135
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© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Distal radial fractures

Prognostic factors for poor outcome
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Publication Date:
02 January 2006 (online)


Among patients treated conventionally for distal radial fractures, there is some evidence that the following risk factors are associated with a poor outcome:

  • Lower education level

  • Injury compensation status

  • Prereduction radial shortening

  • Prereduction ulnar variance

  • Lower bone mineral density

  • Prereduction loss of palmar tilt

  • Comorbidities

  • Older age

  • Gender

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