Table 3
Author, date and countryPatient groupStudy type (level of evidence)OutcomesKey resultsStudy weaknesses
Sollerman C et al, 1991, DenmarkTotal of 63 patients with acute injuriesPRCTStabilityAt the follow-up examination after 15 (11–41) months, there was no difference between the treatment groups as regards any of the outcomes
Range of motion
23 patients had surgical repair (10 in casts v 13 in splints)Strength
Length of sick leave
40 did not require surgical repair (21 in casts v 19 in splints)Patient preference