Distal forearm fractures in children. Complications and surgical indications.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
Appropriate indications for operative management of pediatric distal forearm fractures include: 1. Compartment syndrome for fasciotomy. 2. Open fractures for irrigation and debridement. 3. Soft tissue/nerve entrapment. 4. Displaced intra-articular physeal fractures. 5. Displaced or angulated fractures when the patient is close to skeletal maturity. 6. Correction of physeal arrest with malalignment or malrotation. 7. Gross displacement with cosmetic deformity.
- Dicke, TE; Nunley, JA
- April 1993
Volume / Issue
- 24 / 2
Start / End Page
- 333 - 340
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
- United States