Indications

  • Minimally displaced, stable fractures
  • Patient not fit for surgery
  • Poor soft-tissue condition (excessive swelling, diabetes, neurovascular diseases)

Contraindications

  • Unstable fractures 
  • Severe soft-tissue injury 
  • Very displaced fracture with soft-tissue irritation

Advantages

  • Early functional recovery 
  • Patient comfort 
  • Full weight bearing possible if combined with a brace

Disadvantages

  • Only partial weight bearing allowed if not combined with a brace