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Abstracts for Paediatric Trauma, Free Paper Session, Thursday 17 September 17.15–18.15, Read Lecture Theatre
Introduction and validation of the management of isolated apex volar buckle fractures of the distal radius with a single visit to the emergency department and associated cost savings
  1. J. Cumberland,
  2. D. Burke,
  3. A. Sprigg,
  4. M. Flowers
  1. Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

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    In 2000, our emergency department implemented a new management for the treatment of isolated apex volar distal radial fractures involving immobilisation with a wrist splint, written information for carers and no planned follow-up. Next day radiograph review acted as a safety net for misdiagnosed or less stable fractures. This has now been validated with a …

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