Treatment of Stable Both-Bone Midshaft Forearm Fractures in Children

2014-07-23 21:34:55 | BioPortfolio


We create a randomized clinical trial between the treatment with above elbow armcast alone and the treatment of above elbow in combination with a short arm cast for stable midshaft both-bone forearm fractures.


children who arrive at the emergency unit with a stable both-bone midshaft forearm fracture will be asked to join the trial.

If the fracture will be stable during reposition in the operating room, a randomization between 2 kinds of plaster treatment will be done.

Outpatient clinic visits till a follow-up of 6 months. During these visits we will investigate: consolidation and dislocation on X-ray, function of both arms, complains in daily living and complications.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment




above or below elbow cast for the last 3 weeks of treatment


HAGA, location Juliana Children's Hospital
Den Haag
Zuid Holland




Colaris, Joost, M.D.

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:34:55-0400

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