The Community Orthopedic Surgeon Taking Trauma Call: Pediatric Distal Radius and Ulna Fracture Pearls and Pitfalls

William Hennrikus, Charles T. Mehlman

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Abstract

Distal radius and ulna fractures are common injuries in children. Fractures typically involve the distal radius and ulna metaphysis or physis or a combination of the 2. The goals of treatment are aimed at achieving satisfactory anatomic alignment within defined parameters based on growth remaining. Nonoperative treatment approaches are recommended for most fractures, whereas surgical intervention is indicated for select cases. Potential issues with skeletal growth and bone remodeling are common. This article will offer evidence- and experience-based pearls regarding common closed fractures of the distal radius and ulna intended to benefit the community orthopaedic surgeon caring for children during the course of their on-call duties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S6-S11
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume33
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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Ulna Fractures
Radius Fractures
Ulna
Pediatrics
Closed Fractures
Bone Remodeling
Wounds and Injuries
Growth
Therapeutics
Orthopedic Surgeons

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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