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ACE Report #11951
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Buddy taping displays similar re-displacement rate, more comfort, vs splint for pediatric finger Frx


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Buddy taping versus splint immobilization for paediatric finger fractures: a randomized controlled trial

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2019 Jul;44(6):640-647. doi: 10.1177/1753193418822692

Contributing Authors: DM Weber M Seiler U Subotic M Kalisch R Weil

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Synopsis

99 pediatric patients with an extra-articular finger fracture were randomized to treatment with either buddy taping or splinting for 3 weeks. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if buddy taping was noninferior to splinting for the incidence of secondary displacement, at a noninferiorty margin of a 5% increase. The rates of secondary displacement were 1.9% in the buddy taping group a...

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