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Fractures about the elbow in children

J. Chell

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.014005

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Fractures about the elbow in children

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Fractures around the elbow are a common occurrence in childhood

Closed fracture reduction is best supplemented with percutaneous wires

Damage to nerves and vessels (less common) are associated with these fractures

The index of suspicion for compartment syndrome should always be high

The transcondylar fracture has a high association with non-accidental injury.

Chapter.  5843 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Paediatrics

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