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A single center randomized control study. Patients >18 years with isolated distal radius fractures treated non-operatively will be randomly assigned to either the treatment group (exercise of contralateral "well" arm) or control group (standard fracture care and rehabilitation).
Distal radius fractures are common injuries, especially in the aging population. Fracture healing requires immobilization of the injury, which inevitably leads to muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. This strength lost during immobilization can be problematic in patients who are already de-conditioned at baseline. Previous research using healthy participants found that exercising a non-immobilized, "well", arm helped attenuate muscle atrophy in the contralateral immobilized arm. The study aims to answer the following questions: Does exercise of the contralateral arm prevent muscle atrophy and weakness of the injured arm? Does exercise of the contralateral arm improve pain scores in the injured arm
Distal Radius Fracture
Henry Ford Hospital
Not yet recruiting
Henry Ford Health System
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-19T03:56:41-0400
BACKGROUND. Distal radius fractures (FRD) are up to 17% of all diagnosed fractures and are the most commonly treated fractures in adult orthopedic patients. The management could be either ...
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Fracture in the proximal half of the shaft of the ulna, with dislocation of the head of the radius.
Fracture of the lower end of the radius in which the lower fragment is displaced posteriorly.
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