Effect of Pronator Muscle Internal Fixation on Postoperative Functional Recovery in Patients with Distal Radius Fractures

  • Yunxuan Zou
Keywords: Pronator muscle fixation; Distal radius fractures; Muscle strengths

Abstract

To investigate the effect of pronator muscle internal fixation on postoperative functional recovery in patients with distal radius fractures. The clinical data of 136 patients with distal radius fractures admitted to our hospital in January 2017 to January 2019 were retrospectively analyzed. 67 patients in the control group were treated with routine internal fixation, while 69 patients in the observation group were treated with pronator muscle internal fixation. The general conditions, pronation angle, supination angle, pronation muscle strength, supination muscle strength, DASH score, and adverse events were compared between the two groups. The operative time, intraoperative blood loss, and fracture healing time in the observation group were less than those in the control group (P<0.05). The pronation angle, supination angle, pronation muscle strength and supination muscle strength of the two groups had no difference before operation (P>0.05), which were all ameliorated after operation. The pronation muscle strength and supination muscle strength of the observation group were higher than those in the control group (P<0.05), while no difference was found in the pronation angle and supination angle (P>0.05). The DASH score of the two groups had no difference before operation (P>0.05), which was lower in the observation group than that in the control group (P<0.05). The incidence of adverse events was lower in the observation group than in the control group (P<0.05). The application of the pronator muscle internal fixation can effectively reduce the operation time, intraoperative blood loss, improve the pronator muscle strength, ameliorate the upper limb function for patients with distal radius fractures, which is recommended.

Published
2019-09-01