1 Introduction topenlarge
If the fracture is anatomical, or minimally displaced, It can be treated with a simple splint but a short arm cast tends to be more comfortable.
2 Long arm cast topenlarge
A long arm cast should always be used where it is necessary to control forearm rotation in order to prevent fracture displacement. In very young and in noncompliant children, a long arm cast is preferable even if a short cast would otherwise be appropriate
The long arm cast is applied according to standard procedure:
Splitting of cast
If a complete cast is applied in the acute phase after injury, it is safer to split the cast down to skin over its full length.