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What level of immobilisation is necessary for treatment of torus (buckle) fractures of the distal radius in children?

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4862 (Published 07 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:m4862

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Re: What level of immobilisation is necessary for treatment of torus (buckle) fractures of the distal radius in children?

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the response of M C Solan in relation to the application of a splint for torus (buckle) fractures for distal radius in children. I agree that a splint to be taken off at home is a sufficient treatment. However, based on my paediatric trauma and Orthopaedic practice in ED, splint application is more for relief of pain rather than fracture alignment. It’s important that the ED clinician informs the family accordingly. This way the family understands that no further follow up in the clinic is needed.

Competing interests: No competing interests

07 February 2021
Hashim S Al-Musawi
Teaching Clinical Fellow, Trauma and Orthopaedics
University Hospitals of Bristol and Weston NHS foundation Trust
Bristol