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dc.contributor.authorStevenson, A.W.-
dc.contributor.authorGahukamble, A.D.-
dc.contributor.authorAntoniou, G.-
dc.contributor.authorPool, B.-
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, L.M.-
dc.contributor.authorCundy, P.-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2013; 7(2):123-130-
dc.identifier.issn1863-2521-
dc.identifier.issn1863-2548-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/87414-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 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.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAaron W. Stevenson, Abhay D. Gahukamble, Georgia Antoniou, Bradley Pool, Leanne M. Sutherland, Peter Cundy-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlag-
dc.rights© EPOS 2013-
dc.subjectForearm fractures; Below-elbow cast; Waterproof cast liner; Randomized trial-
dc.titleWaterproof cast liners in paediatric forearm fractures: a randomized trial-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11832-012-0472-5-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
dc.identifier.orcidSutherland, L.M. [0000-0002-7822-3189]-
dc.identifier.orcidCundy, P. [0000-0002-8050-6153]-
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