OTA 2020: Comparing Clamshell to Sugartong Splinting for Closed Distal Radius Fractures
Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Splinting Constructs for Distal Radius Fracture: An Effort to Free the Elbow
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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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