Interventions for treating wrist fractures in children.

@article{Abraham2008InterventionsFT,
  title={Interventions for treating wrist fractures in children.},
  author={Alwyn Abraham and Helen H G Handoll and Tahir Ahmad Khan},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD004576}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately a third of all fractures in children occur at the wrist, usually from falling onto an outstretched hand. OBJECTIVES We aimed to evaluate removable splintage versus plaster casts (requiring removal by a specialist) for undisplaced compression (buckle) fractures; cast length and position; and the role of surgical fixation for displaced wrist fractures in children. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register… CONTINUE READING
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