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The treatment of stable paediatric forearm fractures using a cast that may be removed at home: comparison with traditional management in a randomised controlled trial.

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We investigated whether, in the management of stable paediatric fractures of the forearm, flexible casts that can be removed at home are as clinically effective, cost-effective and acceptable to both patient and parent as management using a cast conventionally removed in hospital. A single-centre randomised controlled trial was performed on 317 children with a mean age of 9.3 years (2 to 16). No significant differences were seen in the change in Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire index...

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Journal:
The bone and joint journal
Volume:
95-B
Issue:
12
Pages:
1714-1720
Publication date:
2013-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2049-4408
ISSN:
2049-4394
URN:
uuid:d9299d88-8c5b-42d4-ada6-8751e55dc1ea
Source identifiers:
441691
Local pid:
pubs:441691

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