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Volume:7 Issue:11 Number:30 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12068
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Non-displaced elbow fractures in kids can be treated with removable soft cast


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Removable Long-arm Soft Cast to Treat Nondisplaced Pediatric Elbow Fractures: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.

J Pediatr Orthop. 2018:38(4):223-229.

Contributing Authors: M Silva GS Sadlik T Avoian E Ebramzadeh

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Synopsis

Non-displaced supracondylar humerus (SCH) fractures are among the most common paediatric fractures. Their optimal immobilization modality remains unclear. The authors of this study randomized 100 patients with Type I SCH fractures to a traditional fibreglass cast versus a long-arm, removable soft cast. Outcomes included fracture displacement, range of motion, pain, and satisfaction. Overall, there...

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