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Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Volume 2013, Article ID 867250, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/867250
Research Article

Social Support Contributes to Outcomes following Distal Radius Fractures

1Division of Plastic Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, ON, Canada N6A 3K7
2Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Limb Center, St. Joseph’s Health Care, University of Western Ontario, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON, Canada N6A 4L6

Received 26 May 2013; Revised 25 August 2013; Accepted 23 September 2013

Academic Editor: Ching-Yi Wu

Copyright © 2013 Caitlin J. Symonette et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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