The forearm is the part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow. It is made up of two bones: the radius and the ulna. Forearm fractures are common in. Both bone forearm fractures are common orthopedic injuries. Optimal treatment is dictated not only by fracture characteristics but also patient age. In the. one of the most common pediatric fractures estimated around 40% 15% present with an ipsilateral supracondylar fracture or “floating elbow”.

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However, many of the studies in the literature on this topic are retrospective in design and are limited in the number of patients they contain. No dislocation With fracrure of distal radioulnar joint Galeazzi.

Radius – ulna shaft diaphysis fractures – Emergency Department

An isolated radius fracture may be associated with dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint Galeazzi fracture-dislocation or Galeazzi equivalent.

Twenty degree loss of forearm rotation is expected with nonoperative management. Surgical interventions for diaphyseal fractures of the radius and ulna in children.

In one of the largest studies examining pediatric forearm fractures, Jones et al. Cast index, defined as the ratio of sagittal to coronal width of the cast, has been shown to be important in predicting successful closed management Figure 1.


True anteroposterior AP and lateral views to include the wrist and elbow joint whole forearm should be ordered. Eur J Pediatr Surg. If there is only one fracture, it is important to look for a second fracture, or see if there is damage to the proximal or distal radioulnar joint:.

The goal of this manuscript is to review the current literature on the treatment of pediatric forearm fractures and provide clinical recommendations for optimal treatment, focusing specifically on children ages years old. Nonoperative management continues to be a very common, safe, and successful treatment option in pediatric forearm fractures. The management of forearm fractures in children: One bone wedge, other simple or wedge.

Treatment of Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures in Children

Please login to add comment. Please login to add comment. Fractures and cartilage injuries Sx2— A flexible intramedullary nails antebrahii fractures in children. The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.

Both Bone Forearm Fracture – Pediatric

Core Tested Community All. Studies examining retention of implants have reported refracture, bony overgrowth and immunologic reactions to the implants.

What do they look like – clinically? If the radius or ulna is fractured, it is likely that either there is another fracture or one of the radioulnar joints has been damaged. Reduction versus remodeling in pediatric distal antebraxhii fractures: They concluded the implant removal could be done with acceptably low complications rates.

Radius and Ulnar Shaft Fractures – Trauma – Orthobullets

On the lateral radiograph the radial styloid and biceps tuberosity are oriented 90 degrees apart. Injuries to the nerves associated with fractured forearms antebrachiii children.


Size selection is dependent on the diameter of the medullary canal. The question of plate removal versus retention has been debated in the literature. What is the best treatment of this injury? These fractures are often accompanied by a significant amount of displacement and require reduction. In displaced fractures, there is usually deformity, pain frwcture tenderness directly over the fracture site and limited range of forearm rotation supination and pronation.

Epidemiology Clinical presentation Radiographic features Treatment and prognosis Related articles Images: Nonsurgical treatment results in persistent or recurrent dislocations of the distal ulna.

However, based on analysis of the available literature, it is unclear whether flexible nails or open reduction and internal fixation with plates should be recommended as a superior technique. In most cases, there will either be a paired radial and ulnar fracture or an isolated radial fracture and dislocation of the distal or proximal radioulnar joint. Three refractures occurred in 2 patients, and all were the result of a new trauma.

He has a closed injury and is neurovascularly intact. L8 fractre 10 years in practice.