Bone grafts and bone substitutes for treating distal radial fractures in adults

Added April 8, 2013

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Bone scaffolding may improve anatomical outcome compared with plaster cast alone but there is insufficient evidence to conclude on functional outcome and safety; or for other comparisons.

Surgical treatment of fractures of the distal radius can involve the implantation of bone scaffolding materials (bone grafts and substitutes) into bony defects that frequently arise after fracture reduction. This review assesses the evidence from randomised controlled trials evaluating the implanting of bone scaffolding materials for treating distal radial fractures in adults.