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ACE Report #5558
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

E-learning: Effective in preparing residents for percutaneous pinning of humeral fracture


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Orthopaedic Resident Preparedness for Closed Reduction and Pinning of Pediatric Supracondylar Fractures Is Improved by e-Learning: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Study

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 4;95(17):e1261-7

Contributing Authors: T Hearty M Maizels M Pring J Mazur R Liu J Sarwark J Janicki

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Synopsis

28 second, third, or fourth year orthopaedic surgery residents were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups to test the effect of E-learning on a resident’s ability to prepare for closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of a supracondylar humeral fracture. Results demonstrated that residents who used the E-learning method were more prepared for the surgery than those who did not, and that the majorit...

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