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Closed Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures

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Description: Closed reduction & immobilization in plaster cast remains accepted method of treatment for majority of stable distal radius fractures;
- unstable fractures will often lose reduction in the cast and will slip back to the pre-reduction position;
- patients should be examined for carpal tunnel symptoms before and after reduction;
- carpal tunnel symptoms that do not resolve following reduction will require carpal tunnel release;

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Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
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Added: Thu Jul 01 2010