Bone and Joint Institute

Title

A Unified Approach to Outcomes Assessment for Distal Radius Fractures

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Journal

Journal of Hand Surgery

Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page

565

Last Page

573

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.02.001

Abstract

Copyright © 2016 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. All rights reserved. Distal radius fractures are one of the most common upper extremity injuries. Currently, outcome assessment after treatment of these injuries varies widely with respect to the measures that are used, timing of assessment, and the end points that are considered. A more consistent approach to outcomes assessment would provide a standard by which to assess treatment options and best practices. In this summary, we review the consensus regarding outcomes assessment after distal radius fractures and propose a systematic approach that integrates performance, patient-reported outcomes, pain, complications, and radiographs.

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