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Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Open Reduction With Internal Fixation Versus Bridging External Fixation

Mohammad Fakoor 1 , * , Morteza Fakoor 1 and Payam Mohammadhoseini 1
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1 Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran
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  • Trauma Monthly: August 1, 2015, 20 (3); e17631
  • Published Online: August 1, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: January 16, 2014
  • Revised: September 28, 2014
  • Accepted: October 7, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.17631v2

To Cite: Fakoor M, Fakoor M, Mohammadhoseini P. Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Open Reduction With Internal Fixation Versus Bridging External Fixation, Trauma Mon. 2015 ; 20(3):e17631. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.17631v2.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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