Below-elbow cast is not inferior to above-elbow cast for distal forearm fractures
Above- or below-elbow casts for distal third forearm fractures in children? A meta-analysis of the literatureArch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Dec;131(12):1663-71. doi: 10.1007/s00402-011-1363-9. Epub 2011 Aug 5
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Three trials (300 patients) were identified to examine whether above or below-elbow cast was the most optimal conservative treatment for fractures of the distal third forearm. This meta-analysis concluded that below-elbow cast (BEC) was not inferior to above-elbow cast (AEC) and could be considered a valid treatment option for distal third forearm fractures.
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