A new RCT in Bone & Joint Journal compared Woodcast against fiberglass splints for upper limb fractures.
The results of a RCT titled An exploratory randomized controlled trial comparing wood-composite and synthetic fibreglass splint systems for the immobilization of paediatric upper limb fractures were published in October in Bone & Joint Journal!
In the study, researchers from University of Leipzig compared Woodcast splints against traditional fiberglass (Dynacast) splints. The study evaluated satisfaction outcomes in splint fixation, splint use and splint removal.
In summary, the researchers write (direct quote from article):
We want to thank the research team for their hard work and to congratulate them for this publication. We are glad to see the interest towards Woodcast in hospitals and extremely happy that independent researchers study our materials in an unbiased way.