Routine follow-up radiographs for distal radius fractures are seldom clinically substantiated

Routine follow-up radiographs for distal radius fractures are seldom clinically substantiated Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1187–1191 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2743-6 ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Routine follow-up radiographs for distal radius fractures are seldom clinically substantiated 1 2 3 1 1 • • • • • N. L. Weil M. El Moumni S. M. Rubinstein P. Krijnen M. F. Termaat I. B. Schipper Received: 28 November 2016 / Published online: 22 July 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract taken on routine without influencing clinical decision Introduction The value of routine radiographs during fol- making and can probably be omitted. low-up after distal radius fractures is unclear. The aim of Level of evidence Level III. this study was to evaluate whether routine radiographs performed during the follow-up period in patients with a Keywords Distal radius fracture(s)  Wrist fracture(s) distal radius fracture influenced clinical decision making. (Routine) radiography  Radiographs  Imaging Methods This retrospective cohort study included patients aged C18 years who were treated for a distal radius frac- Abbreviations ture at four hospitals in The Netherlands in 2012. Demo- ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists graphic and clinical and radiographic characteristics were AO/ Arbeitsgemeinschaft fu¨r Osteosynthesefragen/ collected from medical records. OTA Orthopaedic Trauma Association Results 1042 patients were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Springer Journals

Routine follow-up radiographs for distal radius fractures are seldom clinically substantiated

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
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Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics
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0936-8051
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1434-3916
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10.1007/s00402-017-2743-6
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