Fisioterapia para el manejo del edema posterior a una fractura de radio distal. Revisión sistemática

Translated title of the contribution: Physiotherapy for management of edema after a distal radius fracture. A systematic review

H. Gutiérrez-Espinoza, C. Olguín-Huerta, F. Pavez-Baeza, V. Moncada-Ramirez, F. Miranda-Leiva

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Abstract

Aim: To determine whether there is scientific evidence supporting the clinical effectiveness of different physiotherapy modalities used for the management of edema secondary to distal radius fracture. Search strategy: Randomized clinical trials were included, using the databases: Medline, PEDro, Lilacs, Central, Cinahl and SPORTDiscus. Study selection: Six studies fulfilling our eligibility criteria were selected. Summary of results: Two studies showed significant short-term decrease when manual lymphatic drainage was added to the conventional treatment (P < 05). Conclusion: There is moderate short term evidence that manual edema mobilization and whirlpool hydrotherapy are not more effective than standard treatment. There is also moderate evidence that adding manual lymph drainage to a conventional treatment produces a significant decrease in edema in patients with distal radius fracture.

Translated title of the contributionPhysiotherapy for management of edema after a distal radius fracture. A systematic review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)303-314
Number of pages12
JournalFisioterapia
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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