History of Nonoperative Fracture Treatment
Casts or Braces?
Slings, Bandages, and Support Strapping
Lower Limb Fractures
Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures
Specific Fracture Types
The Future of Nonoperative Fracture Treatment
The average age of patients treated operatively and nonoperatively is shown as is the probability of the age differences being significant.
The probability of increasing fracture complexity being a predictive factor for surgical treatment is shown.
If the fracture is not listed there was no correlation between fracture treatment and mode of injury.
The Edinburgh data have been adjusted to correspond with Emmet and Breck’s fracture definitions. See text for details.
See relevant chapters for suggested management for different fractures.