Research Article| Volume 18, ISSUE 5, P344-346, September 1987

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Treatment of fractures of the hallux with a simple splint

  • Asit K. Maitra
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    Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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      Three hundred patients with fractures of the hallux were randomly treated with either a short plantar splint or spica strapping in a prospective crossover trial. The results showed that more patients preferred the splint and the mean pain score was lower in the group treated with a splint (P < 0.001). It is concluded that the splint is a cheap and effective method of treatment of fractures of the hallux.
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