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Table 3 Radiographic measures and DASH score at baseline and one year after distal radius fracture

From: Relationship between distal radius fracture malunion and arm-related disability: A prospective population-based cohort study with 1-year follow-up

  All patients
(n = 143)
Closed reduction and cast
(n = 55)
Closed reduction and fixation*
(n = 88)
  mean (SD) median mean (SD) median (range) mean (SD) median (range)
Dorsal tilt (degr)       
   Baseline 19 (17) 19 15 (11) 15 (-4-46) 22 (19) 22 (-50-56)
   1 year 4 (11) 4 8 (5) 7 (-11-29) 0 (10) 2 (-25-32)
   Contralateral wrist -7.9 (8) -10 -7.9 (6) -8 (-16-17) -8 (10) -10 (-25-40)
Ulnar variance (mm)       
   Baseline 2.4 (4.3) 3.0 1.6 (4.7) 3.0 (-28-12) 3.0 (3.6) 3.0 (-12-16)
   1 year 2.6 (3.4) 2.0 3.5 (3.4) 3.0 (-3.0-10) 2.0 (3.4) 2.0 (-5.0-11)
   Contralateral wrist -0.04 (1.7) 0 0.07 (1.7) 0 (-4.0-4.0) -0.11 (1.8) 0 (-5.0-5.0)
Radial inclination (degr)       
   Baseline 15 (8) 16 17 (7) 17 (-17-33) 14 (7) 14 (-15-34)
   1 year 18 (6) 18 16 (5) 15 (5-27) 19 (6) 19 (2-36)
   Contralateral wrist 22 (4) 22 22 (3) 22 (12-28) 22 (4) 23 (10-31)
DASH score       
   Baseline 5 (9) 0 6 (11) 0 (0-37) 4 (8) 0 (0-34)
   1 year 19 (18) 14 19 (18) 15 (0-57) 19 (18) 13 (0-76)
  1. *External fixation or percutaneous pinning
  2. Available for 115 patients