[Comparative study of 3 therapeutic methods for Pouteau Colles' fracture. Apropos of 97 cases].

Abstract

Results of three therapeutic modalities used for the treatment of a homogeneous series of patients with a Pouteau Colles fracture are analyzed. Orthopedic treatment provided deceiving results. Pinning was, on the contrary, very effective, intrafocal pinning with immediate mobilization of the wrist appearing perfectly effective. Few complications were reported in contrast to plastered immobilizations. Good results were obtained in 80% of cases and functional recovery was rapid, indicating that this method represents undoubted progress when compared with conventional therapies.

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