Colles' fracture is one of the most common injuries encountered in orthopaedic practice and yet there is no optimum method for its management. Various operative treatments have been proposed because of the instability of the fracture following reduction. However, considering the epidemiology of the fracture, the majority of these injuries will continue to be treated conservatively with closed reduction and immobilization of the wrist in a cast. Functional bracing is an alternative to cast immobilization, allowing early return of function while maintaining fracture reduction, and is an accepted method of treatment for a number of injuries. Although various methods of functional treatment of Colles' fractures have been described, it has not proved a popular management modality in this injury. We review previous studies of functional bracing and describe a novel method of bracing that we have developed.

Functional bracing of Colles' fractures.

MAFFULLI, Nicola
1999

Abstract

Colles' fracture is one of the most common injuries encountered in orthopaedic practice and yet there is no optimum method for its management. Various operative treatments have been proposed because of the instability of the fracture following reduction. However, considering the epidemiology of the fracture, the majority of these injuries will continue to be treated conservatively with closed reduction and immobilization of the wrist in a cast. Functional bracing is an alternative to cast immobilization, allowing early return of function while maintaining fracture reduction, and is an accepted method of treatment for a number of injuries. Although various methods of functional treatment of Colles' fractures have been described, it has not proved a popular management modality in this injury. We review previous studies of functional bracing and describe a novel method of bracing that we have developed.
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