There is no consensus about the best conservative treatment for patients with dorsally
displaced distal radius fractures. The previous studies that have examined the most valid
method for cast immobilization have lacked uniform and patient-rated outcome measures, proper
randomization and sufficient study population. The aim of this study is to compare functional
position cast to flexion-ulnar -deviation with dorsally displaced distal radius fractures in
patients aged 65 years or older. The conservative treatment is performed in clinical practice
by various health care professionals with different techniques of reduction which are not
limited to any specific technique in this pragmatic, randomized controlled trial.