Current Management and Volar Locking Plate Fixation with Bone Cement Augmentation for Elderly Distal Radius Fractures—An Updated Narrative Review

Ting Han Tai, Po Jui Chu, Kuan Yu Lu, Jeffrey J. Wu, Chin Chean Wong

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻回顧型文獻同行評審

摘要

Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the most common among all kinds of fractures with an increase in incidence due to the rapidly expanded size of the elderly population in the past decades. Both non-surgical and surgical treatments can be applied for this common injury. Nowadays, more and more elderly patients with DRFs undergo surgical treatments to restore pre-injury activity levels faster. However, optimal treatment for geriatric DRFs is still debated, and careful evaluation and selection of patients are warranted considering clinical and functional outcomes, and complications following surgical treatments. Furthermore, osteoporosis is a predominant factor in elderly DRFs mostly deriving from a low-energy trauma, so many treatment modalities are developed to enhance better bone healing. Among various options for bone augmentation, bone cement is one of the most widely used measures. Bone cement such as calcium phosphate theoretically improves fracture stability and healing, but whether the elderly patients with DRFs can significantly benefit from surgical fixation with bone cement augmentation (BCA) remains controversial. Hence, in the present review, the latest literature regarding current concepts of management and evidence about volar locking plate fixation (VLPF) with BCA for elderly DRFs was searched in MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Web of Science; out of >1000 articles, full texts of 48 and 6 articles were then examined and analyzed separately for management and VLPF with BCA for elderly DRFs. We aim to provide the readers with updates concerning the above issues.
原文英語
文章編號6801
期刊Journal of Clinical Medicine
12
發行號21
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 11月 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 一般醫學

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