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International Journal of Surgery Science
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Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part A (2024)

Comparison of X-ray radiology outcomes (Radial inclination, radial length, palmar tilt) and upper extremity function (Quick dash score) in distal radius fracture patients post internal fixation at RSUP Dr. M Djamil Padang (Short term follow-up)

Author(s): Arif Gunawan, Hermansyah and Almu Muhamad
Abstract:
Introduction: Distal radius fracture is one of the most commonly encountered fractures in the emergency room. In the management of distal radius fractures at RSUP M Djamil, it is categorized into two approaches: surgical and non-surgical. This study explores the radiological outcomes (Radial inclination, Radial length, Palmar tilt) and Upper Extremity Function (Quick DASH Score) in patients with Distal Radius Fractures after Internal Fixation (Short-term Follow-up).
Objective: To compare the radiological outcomes of X-ray and upper extremity function between patients with distal radius fractures treated with internal fixation.
Method: This study is a descriptive analytic using a retrospective approach. The sample in this study consists of patients with distal radius fractures who underwent internal fixation procedure at RSUP Dr. M. Djamil Padang. The data were analyzed using univariate analysis to describe the frequency distribution of research variables and bivariate analysis using paired T-test to compare pre-operative X-ray scores with post-operative scores, as well as comparing post-op X-ray scores with Quick Dash scores.
Results: The data analysis results indicate that there are significant result in radiological outcomes after surgery. This suggests that internal fixation surgery is effective in improving patient conditions, and most patients with distal radius fractures managed using internal fixation demonstrate good average upper extremity function outcomes.
Conclusion: The management of distal radius fractures using the internal fixation method is effective in improving patient conditions, especially in terms of radiological outcomes such as Radial Inclination, Radial Length, and Palmar Tilt. Internal fixation procedures can be considered a good choice in the management of distal radius fractures, with the hope of improving the quality of life for patients after surgery.
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How to cite this article:
Arif Gunawan, Hermansyah, Almu Muhamad. Comparison of X-ray radiology outcomes (Radial inclination, radial length, palmar tilt) and upper extremity function (Quick dash score) in distal radius fracture patients post internal fixation at RSUP Dr. M Djamil Padang (Short term follow-up). Int J Surg Sci 2024;8(2):39-43. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2024.v8.i2a.1081
 
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