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ACE Report #9454
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Distal radius fracture stability poorer with 10-days vs 1-month cast immobilization


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

Radiographic results after plaster cast fixation for 10 days versus 1 month in reduced distal radius fractures: a prospective randomised study

J Orthop Surg Res. 2016 Nov 21;11(1):145

Contributing Authors: S Larsson B Sandén A Christersson B Östlund

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Synopsis

109 patients with a moderate, dorsally displaced distal radius fracture (Colles') were randomized to two different conservative management protocols after closed reduction. One group was treated with plaster cast immobilization for 10 days followed by elastic bandaging, while the other group was treated with 1 month (range 4-5 weeks) of plaster cast immobilization. Radiographic results found that,...

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