How should we treat a patient with a distal radius fracture after closed reduction? A cluster RCT
A displaced wrist fracture is immobilized in either a circular forearm plaster or a plaster splint after the fracture has been made, and it is unclear which treatment is best.
The aim of this project is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a circular forearm plaster compared to a plaster splint for patients with a fractured wrist. A total of 560 patients will participate in the study. The draw will determine which treatment the patient will receive.
After the displaced wrist fracture is placed on the emergency room, the wrist fracture will be immobilized in a circular forearm plaster or a plaster splint. All patients are clinically and radiologically assessed up to one year after the trauma. We will also compare the associated costs.
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