J Pediatr Orthop 2015 Jan;35(1):11-7
*Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI †Sun Valley Sports Medicine, St. Luke's, Hailey, ID ‡University of Utah, Draper, UT.
Introduction: The traditional treatment after closed reduction of distal radius (DR) and distal both bone (DBB) forearm fractures has been application of a long-arm cast (LAC) or a short-arm cast (SAC). Splinting is another option that avoids the potential complications associated with casting. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the maintenance of reduction of DR or DBB fractures placed in a double-sugar-tong splint (DSTS) compared with a LAC in a pediatric population. Read More