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