JOURNAL ARTICLE

An Alternative to the Traditional Radiocapitellar Line for Pediatric Forearm Radiograph Assessment in Monteggia Fracture

Cui Wang, Yuxi Su
Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 2020, 40 (3): e216-e221
31385897

OBJECTIVE: To find a new reference for assessment of pediatric forearm radiographs besides the traditional RCL.

METHODS: RCLs were drawn on the anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs of 170 normal pediatric forearms. Three lines were drawn on each radiograph: the first was drawn along the longitudinal center of the radial neck (N-line); the second, along the radial shaft (S-line); and the third, through the midpoints of the proximal and distal radial physes (P-line).

RESULTS: The P-line was least likely to miss the capitellum on both AP views and lateral views, and the P-line most frequently passed through the central third of the capitellum on both AP views and lateral views.

CONCLUSIONS: Our proposed radiocapitellar P-line was found to be much more reliable in younger children than traditional RCLs.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
31385897
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.