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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Emily A Williams, Jeffrey B Friedrich
BACKGROUND: Isolated fracture of the distal one third of the ulna (the "nightstick fracture") is a common injury no clear consensus on its optimal management. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of operatively and non-operatively treated distal ulna fractures. METHODS: Patients treated over a 5-year period at a level I trauma center for distal ulna fracture were identified and medical records were analyzed. Data were collected on demographics, injury mechanism, fracture pattern, type of treatment, estimated time to osseous healing, and complications...
December 2011: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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