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Volume:2 Issue:6 Number:82 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #6331
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Split vs. closed casting: similar results for treatment of forearm fractures


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

Forearm Fractures in Children: Split Opinions about Splitting the Cast

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Apr;24(2):163-7

Contributing Authors: D Schulte S Habernig T Zuzak G Staubli S Altermatt M Horst D Garcia

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Synopsis

100 children under 16 years of age with a closed fracture of the forearm were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 treatment groups to compare the safety and fracture stability of split circumferential synthetic semi-rigid casting to closed casting 4-6 weeks after intervention. No compartment syndrome occurrences were observed in either treatment group at final follow up, but moderate skin breakdown occu...

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