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Hand Clin. 2012 May;28(2):113-25. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2012.02.001. Epub 2012 Apr 14.

The epidemiology of distal radius fractures.

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Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.

Abstract

Distal radius fractures are one of the most common types of fractures. Although the pediatric and elderly populations are at greatest risk for this injury, distal radius fractures still have a significant impact on the health and well-being of young adults. Data from the past 40 years have documented a trend toward an overall increase in the prevalence of this injury in both the pediatric and elderly populations. Understanding the epidemiology of this fracture is an important step toward the improvement of treatment strategies and the development of preventive measures with which to target this debilitating injury.

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22554654
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PMC3345129
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10.1016/j.hcl.2012.02.001
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