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The purpose of this study is to assess the results of threaded distal radius pins (TDRP) fixation when compared to volar plate fixaton (VP) of extraarticular distal radius fractures. The authors hypothesize that threaded pin fixation after DRFs restores wrist function earlier than volar plate fixation.

Conclusion: The threaded pin group recovered in significantly less time than the volat plate group. The threaded pin group was discharged from therapy an average of 65 days earlier than the volar plate group.

The TDRP and volar plate groups achieved equivalent ROM and functional recovery.

In the appropriately selected patient, threaded pins provide a less invasive, ower cost fixation method enabling a significantly reduced recovery period.





Threaded Pin and Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures: Early Functional Recovery


Glener J, Luchini P, Vaida J, McCabe L, Taras J


September 2020


2020 ASSH Residents & Fellows Annual Meeting