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Table 1 Type of Lesion, Treatment, and Cast Immobilization Duration of Adolescents with Upper and Lower Limb Fractures.

From: Decrease of physical activity level in adolescents with limb fractures: an accelerometry-based activity monitor study

Upper limb (n = 50) Lower limb (n = 50)
Type of lesion
Physeal fractures of the wrist 18 Physeal fractures of the ankle 38
Distal metaphyseal fractures of the radius & cubitus of the wrist 29 Distal metaphyseal fractures of tibia and fibula 4
Forearm shaft fractures 3 Leg fractures 4
   Medial malleolus fractures 2
   Lateral malleolus fractures 2
Treatment
Closed reduction and cast immobilization 45 Closed reduction and cast immobilization 33
Stabilization of closed reduction by per-cutaneous wires/screws & cast immobilization 5 Stabilization of closed reduction by per-cutaneous wires/screws & cast immobilization 7
   ORIF and cast immobilization 10
Cast immobilization duration
Long-arm cast immobilization 26.5 +/- 5.8 days Non-weight-bearing above the knee cast immobilization 27.4 +/- 10.3 days
Forearm cast immobilization 23.3 +/- 10.4 days Weight-bearing cast 26.4 +/- 8.8 days
  1. The results are expressed as "n" or mean +/- SD