Plastic deformation in pediatric fractures: mechanism and treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The plastic deformation often observed in children's long bone fractures is due largely to the complex nature of the molecular and histologic aspects of pediatric bone. Pediatric cortical bone has a lower mineral content than adult bone, accounting in part for its different material properties. Although plasticity allows children's long bones to absorb more energy prior to fracture, a significant deformity may persist after injury. An algorithm and technique for treatment of plastic deformation of the radius and ulna, the two most commonly involved bones in plastic deformation, are reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mabrey, JD; Fitch, RD

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 310 - 314

PubMed ID

  • 2723051

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0271-6798


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States