Vol 4 | Issue 1 | Jan-Jun 2019 | page:8-22 | Kshitij Agarwal, Ashok Shyam, Atul Patil, Chetan Pradhan, Chetan Puram, Madhav Borate, Parag Sancheti
Authors: Kshitij Agarwal , Ashok Shyam , Atul Patil , Chetan Pradhan , Chetan Puram , Madhav Borate , Parag Sancheti .
 Department Of Orthopaedics, Sancheti Institute For Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Kshitiz Agarwal,
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 16, Shivaji Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India. 
Background: Fractures of lower end radius are one of the most common fractures of the upper extremity. With this fracture being such common in occurrence, it is important to identify the factors which are associated with and are crucial for obtaining favourable outcomes. The current study aimed at studying the recent literature on factors associated with outcome of distal radius fractures in adults.
Methods: Recent articles were searched on search engines such as PubMed, Google Scholar and additionally by checking references of various articles.
Results: Total of 13 recent articles on various factors associated with outcome of distal radius fractures in adults were studied. Review suggested radiological parameters especially radial height and palmar tilt are important predictors of outcome so they should be restored properly during the treatment. Increasing age is also associated with worse functional outcomes. Continuation of bisphophonates therapy in conservatively managed distal radius fractures in post menopausal women does not adversely affect its outcome.
Keywords: Patient outcomes, socioeconomic factors, distal radius fractures, outcome predictor, radiological parameters.
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|How to Cite this Article: Agarwal S, Shyam A, Patil A, Pradhan C, Puram C, Borate M, Sancheti P. A review article on factors affecting outcomes of distal radius fractures in adults. Journal of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation 2019 Jan-Jun; 4(1):8-22.|