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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline onThe Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures
David M. Lichtman, MD; Randipsingh R. Bindra, MD; Martin I. Boyer, MD; Matthew D. Putnam, MD; David Ring, MD, PhD; David J. Slutsky, MD; John S. Taras, MD; William C. Watters III, MD; Michael J. Goldberg, MD; Michael Keith, MD; Charles M. Turkelson, PhD; Janet L. Wies, MPH; Robert H. Haralson III, MD, MBA; Kevin M. Boyer; Kristin Hitchcock, MLS; Laura Raymond
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Disclosure: In support of their research for or preparation of this work, one or more of the authors received, in any one year, outside funding or grants in excess of $10,000 from Shriners’ Hospital. In addition, one or more of the authors or a member of his or her immediate family received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 (DeRoyal Industries, Union Surgical LLC, Joint Active Systems, Biomet, Stryker, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, MGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tornier, Acumed, DePuy) or of less than $10,000 (Integra Neurosciences, AO North America, AO International, Wright Medical, Skeletal Dynamics, Illuminos, Mimedex) or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity.

Disclaimer: This clinical guideline was developed by an AAOS physician volunteer Work Group and is provided as an educational tool based on an assessment of the current scientific and clinical information and accepted approaches to treatment. It is not intended to be a fixed protocol as some patients may require more or less treatment. Patient care and treatment should always be based on a clinician's independent medical judgment given the individual clinical circumstances.
The complete AAOS guideline can be found http://www.aaos.org/Research/guidelines/drfguideline.pdf

Copyright © 2011 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2011 Apr 20;93(8):775-778. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.938ebo
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