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Volume:28 Issue:10 Number:17 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12495
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

OTA 2020: Comparing Clamshell to Sugartong Splinting for Closed Distal Radius Fractures


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

Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Splinting Constructs for Distal Radius Fracture: An Effort to Free the Elbow

Contributing Authors: N Stevens Z Norris N Tejwani

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Synopsis

A total of 100 patients presenting to the emergency room with an isolated, closed, distal radius fractures were randomized to receive a clamshell (n=50) or sugartong splint (n=50). The outcomes of interest included radiographic measures of tilt, inclination, and height, as well as the the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score for functional assessment. A marginally higher DASH sc...

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