PT Inquest Episode 178: Omitting Routine Radiographs After Wrist Fracture

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Is more better? Would additional tests improve outcomes? How often do we look for things that may not actually make a difference? We explore these questions as we review this non-inferiority study on managing wrist fractures.

Omitting Routine Radiography of Traumatic Distal Radial Fractures After Initial 2-Week Follow-up Does Not Affect Outcomes.
van Gerven P, El Moumni M, Zuidema WP, Rubinstein SM, Krijnen P, van Tulder MW, Schipper IB, Termaat MF.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Aug 7;101(15):1342-1350. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.01160.

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Testing inline quadriceps with a crane scale setup from Scot Morrison mentioned on this episode’s Mail Hole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWND_WmykHE

Scot Morrison has other resources for using dynamometers on his website here: http://physiopraxis.co/portfolio/testing/

Produced by:
Matt Hunter

Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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