Post-splinting radiographs of minimally displaced fractures: good medicine or medicolegal protection?

@article{Chaudhry2012PostsplintingRO,
  title={Post-splinting radiographs of minimally displaced fractures: good medicine or medicolegal protection?},
  author={Sonia Chaudhry and Edward Delsole and Kenneth Andrew Egol},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 17},
  pages={e128}
}
BACKGROUND Many institutions perform radiographic documentation following splint application even when no manipulation had been performed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of post-splinting radiographs of acute non-displaced or minimally displaced fractures that did not undergo manipulation. Our hypothesis was that post-splinting radiographs do not demonstrate changes in fracture alignment or impact the management of the patient. METHODS After institutional review board… CONTINUE READING