Split vs. closed casting: similar results for treatment of forearm fractures
Forearm Fractures in Children: Split Opinions about Splitting the CastEur J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Apr;24(2):163-7
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100 children under 16 years of age with a closed fracture of the forearm were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 treatment groups to compare the safety and fracture stability of split circumferential synthetic semi-rigid casting to closed casting 4-6 weeks after intervention. No compartment syndrome occurrences were observed in either treatment group at final follow up, but moderate skin breakdown occu...
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