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Two-layer bandage noninferior to cast immobilzation of fifth metatarsal avulsion fracture


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

Symptomatic treatment or cast immobilisation for avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal: a prospective, randomised, single-blinded non-inferiority controlled trial

Bone Joint J. 2016 Jun;98-B(6):806-11

Contributing Authors: PI Akimau KL Cawthron WM Dakin C Chadwick CM Blundell MB Davies

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Synopsis

60 patients with a closed avulsion fracture of the base of the fifth metatarsal were randomized to nonoperative management though either double-layer elastic bandaging or immobilization with a below-knee walking cast. The purpose of this study was to assess the potential non-inferiority of elastic bandaging to cast immobilization in patient-reported clinical outcome measures over a 6-month follow-...

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