International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41:1723–1727 DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3518-y ORIGINAL PAPER Which immobilization is better for distal radius fracture? A prospective randomized trial 1 1 1 Carlo Gamba & Felipe Andrés Mingo Fernandez & Marta Cuenca Llavall & 1 1 Xavier Lizano Diez & Fernando Santana Perez Received: 18 January 2017 /Accepted: 14 May 2017 /Published online: 3 June 2017 SICOT aisbl 2017 Abstract below-elbow cast more efficiently controls radial tilt Introduction The aim of this study was to determine whether reduction. an above-elbow cast (AEC) is better than a below-elbow cast (BEC) at maintaining the initial reduction in the orthopaedic . . management of a distal radius fracture (DRF). Keywords Distal radius fracture Cast Conservative Methods It is a prospective randomized study carried out in a treatment Immobilization single emergency trauma department. There were 72 patients older than 55 years of age (55–96) with a distal radius fracture treated orthopaedically. They were randomized into two groups: group B (AEC 32 patients) and group A (BEC 40 Introduction patients). Randomization was done by a computer program. Four subgroups were constituted according to the instability Fractures of the distal radius (DRF) are one of the most com- criteria: subgroup 4 the most
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Published: Jun 3, 2017
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