Priority 11 from the Broken Bones of the Upper Limb in People over 50

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best way to manage an upper limb fracture in people over 50 that does not need surgery?  (JLA PSP Priority 11)
Overall ranking 11
JLA question ID 0093/11
Explanatory note Not available

Handoll H & Brorson, S; Interventions for treating proximal humeral fractures in adults. Cochrane Systematic Review - Intervention Version published: 11 November 2015 

Handoll HHG, Madhok R; Conservative interventions for treating distal radial fractures in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 2

Health Research Classification System category  Injuries and Accidents
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How important is it to use a sling after a wrist fracture - to reduce swelling? ~ How long should a distal radius fracture be in a cast? ~ Splints vs Plaster cast - which is best? ~ Why is one wrist in a cast while the other one is in a strapped? ~ Do I need to wear my sling at all times and how long for? ~ Is ability to function considered?
Submitted by 53 Healthcare professionals, 54 x Patients, 2 x Carers/Relatives, 18 x Not stated
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0093
PSP name Broken Bones of the Upper Limb in People over 50 PSP
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 50  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 3 December 2018