Orthopaedic Surgeons Share Alternatives to Traditional Cast Treatment in Pediatric Patients for Broken Bone Immobilization.

In this article Orthopedic Surgeons reveal evidence behind immobilization methods such as braces or splints as alternative to traditional fiberglass or plaster casts.

Orthopedic Surgeons are taking into consideration not only treatment of the fracture, but also family and patient comfort and compliance.

Casts can present obstacles for children attending school, and families may be troubled with follow-up visits for cast removal. For every 100 pediatric fracture clinic appointments, 54 school days and 25 workdays are missed.

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Source: https://www.aaos.org/aaos-home/newsroom/press-releases/recovering-from-a-broken-bone/