Distal forearm fractures in children. Complications and surgical indications.

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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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dicke, TE; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • April 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 333 - 340

PubMed ID

  • 8479730

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8479730

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-5898

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States