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Fractures and dislocations about the paediatric forearm 

Fractures and dislocations about the paediatric forearm
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Fractures and dislocations about the paediatric forearm
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A. Bass

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10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.014006
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date: 07 December 2019

Growth plate fractures are common and of these the commonest is a Salter–Harris type II through the distal radial physis. There is considerable capacity for remodelling so reduction may not be needed. Remodelling capacity is inversely proportional to age

Elastic intramedullary nails are valuable in the forearm

Complications of fractures include malunion, refracture, and cross union.

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