Cast or splint fixation without reduction
Main indication: Minimally displaced and angulated fracture
These fracture patterns are inherently unstable.
A well-molded cast and radiographic follow-up are recommended to ensure maintenance of satisfactory fracture position. If acceptable position cannot be obtained and maintained, operative stabilization is indicated.
- No anesthesia
- Later change of treatment possible
- High risk of displacement
|Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills|
|Some specialized surgical experience|
|Highly experienced and skilled surgeon|
|Basic equipment only|
|Simple surgical and imaging resources|
|Full specialized surgical and imaging resources|