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Over 12 months there was no difference in patient wrist function between K-wire fixation and moulded cast; however, 13% treated with moulded cast required further surgery within 6 weeks.

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Matthew L Costa 1,*, Juul Achten 1, Alexander Ooms 2, May Ee Png 3, Jonathan Cook 2, Melina Dritsaki 2, Sarah E Lamb 1,4, Robin Lerner 1,5, Kylea Draper 1, Marta Campolier 1, Helen Dakin 6, Alwin McGibbon 7, Nicholas Parsons 8, Helen Hedley 9, Joseph Dias 10,

1 Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care, Kadoorie Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2 Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
3 Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
4 College of Medicine and Health, St Luke’s Campus, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
5 Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
6 Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
7 Patient and public involvement group member, Wimbourne, UK
8 Statistics and Epidemiology Unit, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
9 Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
10 AToMS Academic Team of Musculoskeletal Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
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