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VIDEO: Increased complications seen in malnourished patients after distal radius fracture surgery

LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Russell E. Holzgrefe, MD, discussed a study that looked at the effect of malnutrition on postoperative complications following distal radius fracture surgery. He said malnourished patients compared with those who were not had a 4.9% higher complication rate, a 3.4% higher rate of readmission, a 2.7% higher rate of reoperation and a 9.2% higher mortality rate.

LAS VEGAS — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Russell E. Holzgrefe, MD, discussed a study that looked at the effect of malnutrition on postoperative complications following distal radius fracture surgery. He said malnourished patients compared with those who were not had a 4.9% higher complication rate, a 3.4% higher rate of readmission, a 2.7% higher rate of reoperation and a 9.2% higher mortality rate.

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