Jörg Auer, Larry Bramlage, Patricia Hogan, Alan Ruggles, Jeffrey Watkins
External coaptation is not required for conservative management. Extended stall rest and a gradual return to exercise will typically result in a functional fibrous union.
Generally stall rest for 90 days followed by hand walking for 30-60 days is sufficient prior to free exercise.
Healing can be monitored radiographically, however, progress is more difficult to define because of the fibrous nature of union.