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.

A new functional brace for the treatment of Colles' fractures. / Moir, J S; Murali, S R; Ashcroft, G P; Wardlaw, D; Matheson, A B; Ashcroft, George Patrick.

In: Injury, Vol. 26, No. 9, 1995, p. 587-93.

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Moir, JS, Murali, SR, Ashcroft, GP, Wardlaw, D, Matheson, AB & Ashcroft, GP 1995, 'A new functional brace for the treatment of Colles' fractures', Injury, vol. 26, no. 9, pp. 587-93.
Moir JS, Murali SR, Ashcroft GP, Wardlaw D, Matheson AB, Ashcroft GP. A new functional brace for the treatment of Colles' fractures. Injury. 1995;26(9):587-93.
Moir, J S ; Murali, S R ; Ashcroft, G P ; Wardlaw, D ; Matheson, A B ; Ashcroft, George Patrick. / A new functional brace for the treatment of Colles' fractures. In: Injury. 1995 ; Vol. 26, No. 9. pp. 587-93.
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