Evidence-Based Medicine Resource List: Wrist

These articles have been recommended as excellent sources of educational information. The permission of each varies.  


  • Wrist Article: Conservative Interventions for Treating Distal Radial Fractures in Adults (Review)  Author: Handoll HHG, Madhok R Journal: Cochrane Review Volume: © 2007
  • Wrist Article: Complex Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Classification and Management Author: Jesse B. Jupiter, MD Journal: JAAOS Volume: Vol. 5, No. 3, May/June 1997, pp 119-129
  • Wrist Article: Complications Following Distal Radial Fractures Author: Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, and Diego L. Fernandez, MD Journal: JBJS Volume: Vol. 83-A, No. 8, Aug 2001, pp 1243-1265
  • Wrist Article: Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability Author: Robert M. Szabo, MD, MPH Journal: JBJS Volume: Vol. 88-A, No. 4, April 2006, pp 883-894
  • Wrist (Distal Radius) Article: A Randomized Prospective Study on the Treatment of Intraarticular Distal Radius Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation with Dorsal Plating versus Mini Open Reduction, Percutaneous Fixation, and External Fixation.  Author: Grewal R, Perey B, Wilmik M, Stothers K.   J Hand Surg. 2005; 30(4):764-772.
  • Wrist (Distal Radius) Article: AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline Summary: Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures.  Author: Lichtman DM, Bindra RR, Boyer MI, et al. J Am Acad Orthop surg. 2010; 18(3):180-189. 
  • Wrist (Distal Radius) Article: Volar Plate Position and Flexor Tendon Rupture Following Distal Radius Fracture Fixation.  Author: Kitay A, Swanstrom M, Schreiber JJ, Carlson MG, Nguyen JT, Weiland AJ, Daluiski A     J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jun;38(6):1091-6. 
  • Wrist (Distal Radius) Article: External Fixation versus Open Reduction with Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
    Author: Esposito J, Schemitsch EH, Saccone M, Sternheim A, Kuzyk PR.      Injury. 2013 Apr; 44(4):409-16
  • Wrist (Wrist/Exfix) Article: Indirect Reduction and Percutaneous Fixation versus Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: A Randomised, Controlled Trial Author: H. J. Kreder, D. P. Hanel, J. Agel, M. McKee, E. H. Schemitsch, T. E. Trumble, D. Stephen Journal: JBJS(Br) Volume: Vol. 87-B, No. 6, June 2005, pp 829-836
  • Wrist (Wrist//Exfix) Article: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Distal Radius Fractures With Metaphyseal Displacement but Without Joint Incongruity: Closed Reduction and Casting Versus Closed Reduction, Spanning External Fixation, & Optional Percutaneous K-wires   Author: Hans J. Kreder, MD,* Julie Agel, MA,† Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C),‡ Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, MPH, FRCS(C),‡ David Stephen, MD,* & Douglas P. Hanel, MD† Journal: JOT Volume: Vol. 20, No. 2, Feb 2006, pp 115-121
  • Wrist (Wrist//Plating) Article: Plating of the Distal Radius Author: Arvind D. Nana, MD, Atul Joshi, MD, and David M. Lichtman, MD Journal: JAAOS Volume: Vol. 13, No. 3, May/June 2005, pp 159-171
  • Wrist (Wrist//Plating) Article: Volar Fixed-Angle Plating of the Distal Radius Author: Dean W. Smith, MD, and Mark H. Henry, MD Journal: JAAOS Volume: Vol. 13, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2005, pp 28-36
  • Wrist (Wrist//Plating) Article: Combined Dorsal and Volar Plate Fixation of Complex Fractures of the Distal Part of the Radius Author: David Ring, Karl Prommersberger and Jesse B. Jupiter Journal: JBJS Volume: Vol. 86-A, No. 8, Aug 2004, pp 1646-1652
  • Wrist (Wrist//Ultrasound) Article: Acceleration of Tibia and Distal Radius Fracture Healing in Patients Who Smoke Author: Stephen D. Cook, PhD*; John P. Ryaby**; Joan McCabe, RN**; John J. Frey, PhD; James D. Heckman, MD; and Thomas K. Kristiansen, MD Journal: CORR Volume: No. 337, pp 198-207, 1997
  • Wrist (Wrist//Ultrasound) Article: Accelerated Healing of Distal Radial Fractures with the Use of Specific, Low-Intensity Ultrasound. A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Author: Thomas K. Kristiansen, John P. Ryaby, Joan McCabe, John J. Frey and Linda R. Roe Journal: JBJS Volume: Vol. 79-A, No. 7, July 1997

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