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Surgical fixation with K-wires versus plaster casting in the treatment of dorsally displaced distal radius fractures: protocol for Distal Radius Acute Fracture Fixation Trial 2 (DRAFFT 2)

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Introduction: Optimal management of distal radius fractures in adults remains controversial. Previous evidence and current clinical guidelines tell us that, if a closed reduction of a dorsally displaced fracture is possible, Kirschner wires (K-wires) are the preferred form of surgical fixation. However, the question remains whether there is any need to perform surgical fixation following a successful closed reduction, or is a simple plaster cast as effective? This is the protocol for a ran...

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10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028474

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
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BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
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Article: e028474
Publication date:
2019-03-23
Acceptance date:
2019-01-28
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:969934
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uri:40c59c60-c259-4f05-ace3-67e88a38f1ab
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uuid:40c59c60-c259-4f05-ace3-67e88a38f1ab
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pubs:969934

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