The purpose of the current study was to examine the functional outcomes of C3.1 and C3.2 distal radius fractures. A trauma registry was used to identify patients with C3.1 and C3.2 distal radius fractures (n = 33). Clinical follow-up consisted of completion of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and assignment of a Gartland and Werley Demerit Point System score. Average follow-up duration was 62 months. Mean DASH score was 14 points; mean Gartland and Werley score was 6 points. Results were 14 excellent, 12 good, 10 fair, and one poor. Patients regained an average of 78% of the flexion-extension arc, 94% of the pronation-supination arc, and 83% of grip strength compared with the uninjured side. Standardized and uniformly applied attempts at reconstruction of the distal radial articular surface led to successful outcomes in the majority of patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|
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