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Volume:8 Issue:7 Number:7 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #11864
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COA/ICORS2019: Below elbow vs. above elbow cast for paediatric displaced distal forearm fractures

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OrthoEvidence. COA/ICORS2019: Below elbow vs. above elbow cast for paediatric displaced distal forearm fractures. ACE Report. 2019;8(7):7. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/11864

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of Efficacy of Above Elbow POP versus Below Elbow POP in Distal Forearm Displaced Fractures in Children

Contributing Authors: RR Akhtar J Khan

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264 children with displaced distal forearm fractures were randomized to receive an above elbow or below elbow plaster of paris cast. The outcome of interest was the efficacy of treatment, measured as the absence of re-displacement. Follow up was performed at 1 week. Results revealed significantly higher efficacy in the below elbow group compared to the above elbow group.

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