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AAHS 2015: Thermoplastic splint superior to plaster splint for pediatric boxer's fracture

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February 2015

AAHS 2015: Thermoplastic splint superior to plaster splint for pediatric boxer's fracture

Vol: 4| Issue: 2| Number:33| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Randomized Clinical Trial: Plaster vs. Thermoplastic Splint for a Pediatric Boxer's Fracture

Contributing Authors:
PG Davison K Wilson R Burrows N Boudreau M Bezuhly

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40 pediatric patients with a boxer's fracture were randomized to receive either an ulnar gutter plaster splint or a thermoplastic hand-based splint for the treatment of a boxer's fracture. The purpose of the study was to compare the two treatments based on pain, a PODCI questionnaire, ROM, and grip strength. Based on the results, thermoplastic hand-based splints offer superior ROM and grip strengt...

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