CROSSFIRE: Combined Randomised and Observational Study of Surgery for Fractures In the distal Radius in the Elderly [ 2016 - 2019 ]

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Researchers: Prof Ian Harris (Principal investigator) Prof Paul Smith Prof Rachelle Buchbinder Prof Rebecca Ivers Prof Zsolt Balogh (Participant)
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Brief description Fractures (breaks) near the wrist are the most common fractures treated. Treatment previously consisted of straightening and plaster casting in the emergency department, but standard treatment now includes admission to hospital and surgery to apply a plate and screws to the bone. The best evidence we have (which is limited) is that surgical plating does not provide important benefits over plastering. We aim to perform a multicentre trial comparing plating to plaster for these common fractures.

Funding Amount $AUD 567,195.38

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