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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2013 pp 105-108

Research Article

Functional Outcome Following Treatment of Distal Radius Fracture: A Comparative Study of Closed Reduction and Plaster Cast Application versus Kirschner Wire Fixation


Rajesh S. Bhat*, Raghuveer Adiga, Harsharaj, Chandralekha N.

*Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Father muller Medical College Hospital,  Kankanady,  Mangalore 575002 Karnataka, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Distal Radius Fractures are one of the common Fractures of day to day practice. There are many classifications and varied treatment options with variable results. Various studies with short term and long term results of treatment of distal radius fractures have correlated deformities with loss of function. This prompted us to undertake a comparative study to determine the functional outcome with clinicoradiological analysis of patients with distal radius fractures treated with closed reduction and cast application versus K wire fixation and cast. At last follow up no significant difference in functional outcome was obtained with closed reduction and cast versus K wire fixation with cast.