Research Studies


Start Date
January 2019
End Date
January 2020
Co-ordinated by
Clinical Trials Unit, University of Oxford and the National Institute of Health Research
Local PI
Dr Christopher Gough
Lead Research Practitioner
Megan Meredith

Force is a multi-centre randomised trial looking at the treatment of buckle fractures in children aged 4-15 years. Buckle fractures are when the edge of the bone buckles but does not break. We do not know if wearing a splint is any better or worse than a simple bandage in this type of injury.  We randomise participants to a Splint (Standard of care at QMC) or Offer of a soft bandage. Patients are followed up for 6 weeks via email or text.