Similar Clinical Outcomes at 1 Year with Surgical Fixation vs Casting for Scaphoid Waist Fractures
Surgery versus cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist (SWIFFT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, randomised superiority trial.Lancet. 2020 Aug 8;396(10248):390-401.
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Four hundred and thirty-nine patients with bicortical scaphoid waist fracture were randomized to receive an open or percutaneous surgical fixation, or cast immobilization for 6-10 weeks. The primary outcome of interest was the Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) total score at 52 weeks post-treatment. Secondary outcomes of interest included PRWE pain and function sub-scale scores, Short Form 12 ...
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