Does the use of a traction splint for fractured shaft of femur prior to surgery cause skin or tissue necrosis?
Record ID 32003000684
This aim of this report was to assess whether the use of a traction splint for fractured shaft of femur prior to surgery causes skin or tissue necrosis.
Authors' recommendations: - No systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical trials or observational studies (including case series) that evaluated the association between postoperative use of a traction splint for fractured shaft of femur and necrosis (skin or tissue) were identified. - To date, the benefits or side effects associated with the postoperative use of a traction splint for fractured shaft of femur have not been evaluated and reported. - Research is needed to assess the relationship between the use of a traction splint for fractured shaft of femur prior to surgery and necrosis (skin or tissue).
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/healthservices/cce/evidence/
Year Published: 2001
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Fractures, Bone
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
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Copyright: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE)
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