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Type: Journal article
Title: Waterproof cast liners in paediatric forearm fractures: a randomized trial
Author: Stevenson, A.W.
Gahukamble, A.D.
Antoniou, G.
Pool, B.
Sutherland, L.M.
Cundy, P.
Citation: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2013; 7(2):123-130
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1863-2521
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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
DOI: 10.1007/s11832-012-0472-5
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