Kategoriarkiv: Fracture of forearm bones in the wrist



Do Colles’ fracture patients benefit from routine referral to physiotherapy following cast removal?

Watt CF, Taylor NF, Baskus K. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2000;120(7-8):413-5.

Colies’ fracture patients who received physiotherapy immediately following cast removal were compared with patients who received no active therapy following cast removal in a prospective randomised study. Patients who attended physiotherapy achieved significantly greater increases in wrist extension and grip strength after 6 weeks compared to patients who received no active therapy.