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|Title:||Waterproof cast liners in paediatric forearm fractures: a randomized trial|
|Citation:||Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2013; 7(2):123-130|
|Aaron W. Stevenson, Abhay D. Gahukamble, Georgia Antoniou, Bradley Pool, Leanne M. Sutherland, Peter Cundy|
|Abstract:||Purpose: Waterproof casts have been shown to provide adequate support and immobilization in fractures. This study evaluated two waterproof cast liners, namely, Wet or Dry® and Delta Dry®, in terms of ease of application/removal, durability, longevity, and patient satisfaction using patient- and technician-reported outcome measures. Methods: A total of 105 children were enrolled in a randomized trial and received a below-elbow synthetic cast with either of the two cast liners. Results: The two groups were comparable with regards to age, gender, side of cast, and hand dominance. Assessment was carried out at application and removal. In the patient-reported outcomes, the Wet or Dry® group was rated significantly better in the odor and water resistance categories. In the technician-reported application and removal outcome measures, the Delta Dry® group was rated significantly higher. Conclusions: The use of waterproof cast liners appears to be safe in children with forearm fractures, with some differences in outcome between the two products trialed.|
|Keywords:||Forearm fractures; Below-elbow cast; Waterproof cast liner; Randomized trial|
|Rights:||© EPOS 2013|
|Appears in Collections:||Orthopaedics and Trauma publications|
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