A new functional brace for the treatment of Colles' fractures

J S Moir, S R Murali, G P Ashcroft, D Wardlaw, A B Matheson, George Patrick Ashcroft

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Abstract

A new prefabricated brace for the functional treatment of Colles' fractures has been developed. It is applied at fracture reduction and maintains fracture position by the application of three-point loading. In a prospective randomized clinical trial treating 85 displaced Colles' fractures, with blind independent follow-up, the brace gave better functional results than conventional plaster treatment. The improved function was apparent up to 6 months after injury. Finger function and pinch strength were also better in the brace-treated patients. Anatomical results were similar in the two groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-93
Number of pages7
JournalInjury
Volume26
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Moir, J. S., Murali, S. R., Ashcroft, G. P., Wardlaw, D., Matheson, A. B., & Ashcroft, G. P. (1995). A new functional brace for the treatment of Colles' fractures. Injury, 26(9), 587-93.