Abstract: Aims and Objectives:
To study the functional outcome of closed reduction casting in both bone forearm fracture in paediatric age group. To evaluate the functional outcome of closed reduction casting in both bone forearm fractures in paediatric age group with the help of Price et al. criteria.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed on patients treated in MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai from April 2020 to November 2020. A total of 30 cases of both bone forearm fractures in paediatric age group were treated with closed reduction casting. Their functional outcome post casting was evaluated according to Price et al. scoring.
Results: Based on Price et al., criteria functional outcome was calculated which showed excellent results in 24 patients (80%), good in 4(13.33%), fair in 2(6.6%) and no poor results. All patients with excellent results had lost 10 degrees or less of forearm rotation. In four patients with good results, two had lost 11-30 degrees of forearm rotation while the other two had lost 10 degrees or less but grouped under good rather than excellent outcome since patients had mild complaints of pain and fatigue with strenuous activities.
Conclusion: Non-operative treatment of both-bone diaphysis forearm fracture with closed reduction casting, has well to excellent functional outcomes in children in the age group of 4- 15 years.