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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Jones K, Weiner DS. A review of the literature illustrates fairly similar outcomes and complication rates between plate fixation and flexible nailing. Post reduction x-rays in the cast must ahtebrachii performed. This injury is confirmed on radiographic evaluation. Closed treatment of displaced diaphyseal both-bone forearm fractures in older children and adolescents. Conservative management The gold standard for pediatric forearm fractures remains closed reduction and casting.

Epidemiology Pediatric fractures present significant challenges to the orthopedic community. A flexible intramedullary nails for fractures in children.

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Radius – ulna shaft diaphysis fractures – Emergency Department

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. Refer to orthopaedics for advice. Vopat1 Patrick M. Treatment of pediatric both-bone forearm fractures: Galeazzi fracture-dislocation Case 4: Ulna multifragmentary, radius not. For those fractures that fail or are not amenable to conservative management however, surgical stabilization may need to be considered.


In terms of complications, in the nail group, one radioulnar synostosis occurred, there was one infection that progressed to osteomyelitis that was successfully treated with antibiotics, and there was loss of rotational range of motion in 6 patients.

Operative fixation with plates Holmes et al. It is widely accepted that these fractures should be managed by closed means. Injury to the AIN can cause paralysis of the flexor pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundus muscles to the index finger, resulting in loss of the antehrachii mechanism between the thumb and index finger. How common are they and how do they occur?

Both Bone Forearm Fracture – Pediatric

Elbow should be placed in 90 degrees flexion and forearm in midprone position. Traditionally all open forearm fractures were considered to be operative, however this dogma has been challenged by recent literature.

Some advocate for dual fixation, as ulnar fixation alone may lead to an unacceptable rate of loss of reduction of the unfixed radius.

The radius and ulna are bound together at the proximal and distal radioulnar joints and act as a ring. Cast immobilization varied with Within closed treatment, there are two approaches to reduction. A year and a half later patient fell from a bicycle and fractured around his implants. Table of recommended acceptable alignment parameters for both-bone pediatric forearm fracture.


The deforming muscular and soft-tissue injuries that are associated with this fracture cannot be controlled with plaster immobilization. A prospective longitudinal study.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Cases and figures Imaging differential diagnosis. The Galeazzi fracture is a fracture of the distal third of the radius with dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint. First of two parts.

Radius and Ulnar Shaft Fractures – Trauma – Orthobullets

The changing pattern of pediatric both-bone forearm shaft fractures among 86, children from to What would be your next step in management?

Metallic implant removal in antebbrachii. When is reduction non-operative and operative required? J Bone Joint Surg Am.

What follow-up is required? D ICD – With the exception of severe fracture comminution, most both bone forearm fractures that amtebrachii be treated by plate fixation may also be treated with flexible nails through closed or open reduction techniques. They are reluctant to move their wrist or elbow and depending on the severity of the injury there may be a deformity.