Factors influencing self-perceived functioning after volar locking plate fixation of distal radius fractures: a scoping review protocol

Susanne Boel*, Anders Vinther, Alice Ørts Hansen, Carsten Bogh Juhl, Marcus Landgren, Hanne Kaae Kristensen

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to give an overview of the demographic, peri-, and postoperative factors that have been assessed for influence on self-perceived functioning at least 3 months after volar locking plate fixation of a distal radius fracture. INTRODUCTION: Most patients treated with a volar locking plate for a distal radius fracture recover within months after surgery; however, a subgroup of patients experience complications and slow recovery. A variety of demographic, peri-, and postoperative factors may influence self-perceived functioning. To facilitate functioning after surgery, supervised rehabilitation can be offered by a hand therapist. In the decision-making process about which patients to offer supervised rehabilitation, demographic, peri-, and postoperative factors may provide additional information, but no updated overview of explored factors has been found. INCLUSION CRITERIA: This review will consider all studies reporting on peri- and postoperative factors identified within 6 weeks after surgery, or demographic factors assessed for influence on self-perceived functioning experienced by patients at least 3 months after volar locking plate fixation of distal radius fractures. METHODS: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, SPORTSdiscus, and Web of Science will be searched for eligible studies. The review will consider peer-reviewed studies published after 2005 in English and Scandinavian languages. Two reviewers will independently perform study selection and data extraction. Following a content analysis of each identified factor, the factors will be mapped to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) components by using the ICF linking rules. An overview will be depicted graphically or in tabular format for different timepoints based on assessment of the self-perceived functioning.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJBI evidence synthesis
Volume20
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)2387-2394
ISSN2689-8381
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

Keywords

  • Distal radius fracture
  • Functioning
  • Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM)
  • Supervised rehabilitation
  • Volar locking plate
  • Radius Fractures/etiology
  • Review Literature as Topic
  • Humans
  • Bone Plates
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal/adverse effects

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