Advanced

Is early mobilisation better than immobilisation in the treatment of wrist sprains?

Clementson, Martin LU ; Thomsen, Niels LU ; Jørgsholm, Peter; Besjakov, Jack LU and Björkman, Anders LU (2016) In Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery p.1-5
Abstract
Posttraumatic radial sided wrist pain is common and can represent a fracture or a ligament injury. However, in some patients radiographs and MRI are normal, indicating no specific diagnosis other than a wrist sprain. There is no consensus on the ideal treatment for this patient group. The aim was to investigate if patients with posttraumatic radial sided wrist pain and MRI not showing signs of fracture or SL-ligament injury should be treated with immediate mobilisation or 2 weeks cast immobilisation.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
issue
Feb 6
pages
1 - 5
publisher
Taylor & Francis
external identifiers
  • pmid:26852887
  • scopus:84958531299
  • wos:000375837700007
ISSN
2000-656X
DOI
10.3109/2000656X.2015.1137925
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
4969c22d-7f70-4e19-a795-b2ea4edb6246 (old id 8829090)
alternative location
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26852887?dopt=Abstract
date added to LUP
2016-03-02 10:06:32
date last changed
2017-01-01 07:30:33
@article{4969c22d-7f70-4e19-a795-b2ea4edb6246,
  abstract     = {Posttraumatic radial sided wrist pain is common and can represent a fracture or a ligament injury. However, in some patients radiographs and MRI are normal, indicating no specific diagnosis other than a wrist sprain. There is no consensus on the ideal treatment for this patient group. The aim was to investigate if patients with posttraumatic radial sided wrist pain and MRI not showing signs of fracture or SL-ligament injury should be treated with immediate mobilisation or 2 weeks cast immobilisation.},
  author       = {Clementson, Martin and Thomsen, Niels and Jørgsholm, Peter and Besjakov, Jack and Björkman, Anders},
  issn         = {2000-656X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Feb 6},
  pages        = {1--5},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery},
  title        = {Is early mobilisation better than immobilisation in the treatment of wrist sprains?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/2000656X.2015.1137925},
  year         = {2016},
}