Utility of a long arm extension cast in management of pediatric fractures: A technique revisited

Alan W. Reynolds, William L. Hennrikus, Temitope Adebayo, Zachary Winthrop, David Gendelberg

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Abstract

A long arm cast with the elbow extended is a useful but often forgotten technique to manage some pediatric fractures. Specifically, proximal forearm fractures of both the radius and ulna, olecranon fractures, flexion-type supracondylar fractures and type II Monteggia fractures are well managed in this manner. Although some of these fractures are seen infrequently, timely diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent complications. In this article, we present a review of the evaluation and management of these fractures in children, and a description of the technique used to apply a long arm cast in extension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalTrauma Case Reports
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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