International Orthopaedics

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 26–29 | Cite as

Length of immobilisation after fractures of the distal radius

  • O. M. Christensen
  • T. G. Christiansen
  • M. Krasheninnikoff
  • F. F. Hansen
Article

Summary

Thirty-three patients with undisplaced fractures of the distal radius were included in a clinical controlled trial with the purpose of evaluating whether it was safe to reduce the time of immobilisation in a plaster splint from 5 to 3 weeks. We did not find any difference in radiological healing at 3 months or in the functional scores after 3 and 9 months.

Résumé

Trente-trois patients présentant une fracture sans déplacement de l'extrémité inférieure du radius ont été inclus dans un essai clinique contrôlé dans le but d'évaluer la possibilité de réduire de 5 à 3 semaines la durée d'immobilisation par attelle plâtrée. On n'a observé aucune différence radiologique au 3ème mois entre les deux groupes, de même que sur le plan fonctionnel au 3ème et au 9ème mois.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. M. Christensen
    • 1
  • T. G. Christiansen
    • 1
  • M. Krasheninnikoff
    • 1
  • F. F. Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity Hospital HerlevHerlevDenmark

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