|Title:||Reduced Incision Surgical Fixation of Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures in Adults through a Minimally Invasive Volar Approach||Authors:||Nathaniel, Ng Li Wen
Louis, Lim Zongwei Joel
Weixiang, Xu Roland
Dennis, Hey Hwee Weng
|Issue Date:||Dec-2017||Publisher:||SAGE Publications||Citation:||Nathaniel, Ng Li Wen, Louis, Lim Zongwei Joel, Weixiang, Xu Roland, Dennis, Hey Hwee Weng (2017-12). Reduced Incision Surgical Fixation of Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures in Adults through a Minimally Invasive Volar Approach. Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation 23 (1) : 34-38. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jotr.2016.07.001||Abstract:||
The study aimed to describe and evaluate the minimally invasive volar approach to the forearm for open reduction and internal fixation of diaphyseal radius fractures.
This is a matched case-control study involving patients with diaphyseal forearm fractures operated by one orthopaedic surgeon over 2 years. Cases underwent a minimally invasive volar approach, whereas controls underwent a standard Henry's approach. In total, 17 cases and 17 controls were studied based on patient demographics, injury patterns, and surgical outcomes.
The duration of surgery was significantly shorter for cases than for controls in combined radius and ulna fracture fixation (58.8 minutes vs. 84 minutes; p = 0.03). There was no significant difference in operative time for isolated radius fractures, hospitalisation duration, and time to return to work. No malalignment or complications were observed.
The minimally invasive volar approach to the forearm is as safe and efficacious as traditional approaches in the fixation of diaphyseal radius fractures.
|Source Title:||Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation||URI:||https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/200732||ISSN:||2210-4917,2210-4925||DOI:||10.1016/j.jotr.2016.07.001|
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