Effect of physiotherapeutic interventions in people with distal radial fractures

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Introduction. Distal radius fracture is very common and affects all population groups.
Target. To conduct a systematic review of the best available evidence to determine the effect of physiotherapy interventions on pain, range of motion, muscle strength and function in people with distal radial fracture.
Materials and methods. We included controlled clinical trials in the search, databases used were ScienceDirect, PubMed, Medline, lilacs and EMBASE.
Results. We found 14 studies that met our selection criteria.
Conclusion. The evidence suggests that supervised therapeutic interventions involving physical and exercise modalities with a duration of six to nine weeks, averaging 18 sessions, three times a week significantly improve the variables studied in patients with RDF. Future studies need to establish the dose-response relationship of these interventions.
Short titleSystematic review
Effective start/end date1/12/166/7/18


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