Radioulnar laxity and clinical outcome after a distal radius fracture do not correlate after a distal radius fracture
2011 (English)In: Journal of Hand Surgery - British and European Volume, ISSN 0266-7681, E-ISSN 1532-2211, Vol. 36, no 6, 503-508 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex associated with distal radius fracture may cause symptoms of ulnar instability. Assessed by a radioulnar stress test, increased laxity of the distal radio-ulnar joint has in two previous studies been depicted to be associated with poorer outcome. This prospective study of 40 adults investigates the correlation of this test with functional outcome as measured by DASH. No clinically significant difference was found in relation to this test at two and five years after injury. Therefore using this test alone to decide whether or not to perform an acute repair of the TFCC cannot be recommended.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Journals online , 2011. Vol. 36, no 6, 503-508 p.
Adult, Prospective trial, Distal radius fractures, Triangular fibrocartilage complex, Radioulnar stress test, DRU joint instability
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67919DOI: 10.1177/1753193411403690OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67919DiVA: diva2:414227
On the day of the defence date the status of this article was "Epub ahead of print".2011-05-042011-05-022011-08-22Bibliographically approved