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Fractures and dislocations about the paediatric forearm

A. Bass

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/9780199550647.003.014006

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Fractures and dislocations about the paediatric forearm

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Growth plate fractures are common and of these the commonest is a Salter–Harris type II through the distal radial physis. There is considerable capacity for remodelling so reduction may not be needed. Remodelling capacity is inversely proportional to age

Elastic intramedullary nails are valuable in the forearm

Complications of fractures include malunion, refracture, and cross union.

Chapter.  5759 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Paediatrics

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