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3Short arm cast

General considerations

The purpose of the cast is to maintain the reduction.

There is reasonable evidence to support the use of a short arm cast to manage simple extraarticular distal radial epiphyseal fractures.

The short arm cast is applied according to standard procedure:

Note: In young, small, or noncompliant patients, it is safer to apply a long arm cast.