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Valve, no valve casts yield similar clinical outcomes for pediatric forearm fractures

November 9, 2017

Results showed pediatric patients with forearm fractures had no differences in cast-associated complications and fracture stability when treated with no valve, univalve or bivalve casts after closed reduction.

Mark C. Lee, MD, and colleagues randomly assigned 60 pediatric patients with closed shaft or distal third radius and ulnar fractures that underwent closed reduction to receive a long-arm fiberglass cast with either no valve, univalve or bivalve. Researchers followed patients to 6 weeks after reduction or surgical treatment if required, and recorded the frequency of neurovascular injury, cast saw injury, unplanned office visits, cast modifications, the need for operative intervention and pain levels.

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Recurrent concussion rates decline following youth traumatic brain injury laws

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The Mini C-arm Adds Quality and Efficiency to the Pediatric Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic

Orthopedics, November/December 2016, Volume 39 Issue 6
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