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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
T Kraus, S Tauber, W Linhart
Most fractures during growth affect the upper extremities. Severe fractures with an increased number of complications are mainly localized beyond the elbow joint. Displaced fractures of the elbow joint have limited potential for spontaneous correction as the bones near the elbow joint account for only 20% of growth in length and the possibility of spontaneous correction is already exhausted at the age of 7. The consequences of inadequately reduced elbow fractures, therefore, may adversely affect a patient for his lifetime...
January 2013: Der Orthop├Ąde
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