Does buddy taping boxer’s fractures provide better functional outcome than plaster immobilization?

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Why is this study important?

Boxer’s fractures account for 20% of hand injuries and 5% of fractures of the upper extremity. They commonly occur in young, working-age males. This study attempts to determine the functional outcomes at 12 weeks of buddy taping compared to plaster casting for these injuries.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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