Cast treatment versus surgical fixation of fractures of the Scaphoid waist in adults: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial.
Professor Joe Dias.
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme.
Local principal investigator
Mr Christopher Coapes.
Whether adults with a fracture of the scaphoid waist should receive plaster cast treatment or surgical fixation.
Randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation.
Men and women aged 16 or over who have fractures of the scaphoid waist and present to the hospital fracture clinic within three weeks of their injury.
Surgical fixation compared with cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist: the SWIFFT RCT
Dias, et al. (2020)
Health Technology Assessment
Surgery versus cast immobilisation for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist (SWIFFT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, randomised superiority trial
Dias, et al. (2020).
Scaphoid Waist Internal Fixation for Fractures Trial (SWIFFT) protocol: a pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial of cast treatment versus surgical fixation for the treatment of bi-cortical, minimally displaced fractures of the scaphoid waist in adults
Dias, et al. (2016)
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders