Some Historical Treatments Should Not be Forgotten: A Review of Cast Wedging and a trick to normalize non-standardized digital x-rays

 

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Practical tips on cast wedging using a simple method of planning


Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 2 | JOCR April-June 2014 | Page 33-37 | Jacobson  NA, Lee CL. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.164


Authors: Jacobson  NA[1], Lee CL[1]

[1] Wayne State University Orthopaedics, 10000 Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI 48124.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. Nathan A. Jacobson, Wayne State University Orthopaedics, 10000 Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI 48124. Phone No. 661-428-8567. E-mail: njacobso@med.wayne.edu


Abstract

Introduction: Cast wedging is a simple and reproducible method of manipulating a sub-optimally reduced fracture producing a correction and a final alignment that is amenable to definitive closed treatment. Multiple successful techniques have been previously described in the literature (opening wedge, closing wedge and combination).

Case Report: We present a simple reproducible method of templating and executing a proper cast wedging technique using digital imaging systems that are not controlled for magnification with an illustrative case.

Conclusion: Renewed interest in cast wedging can provide a cost effective treatment with proven clinical outcomes in an ever changing and uncertain reimbursement climate.

Keywords: Cast Wedging, Wedging, Reduction, Manipulation, Technique, Closed Fracture Treatment, Non-op, conservative management.


How to Cite This Article: Jacobson  NA, Lee CL. Some Historical Treatments Should Not be Forgotten: A Review of Cast Wedging and a trick to normalize non-standardized digital x-rays. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 April-June;4(2): 33-37. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/01/11/2250-0685-147-fulltext/

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