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Radial neck fx peds 1998

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
T E Radomisli, A L Rosen
Fractures of the radial neck in children are not uncommon, yet several aspects of their management remain controversial. Until a consensus is reached regarding the determination of displacement, acceptability of initial angulation, treatment, and outcome, the complication rate of these fractures will remain high. The authors recommend measuring the displacement as the angle between a line perpendicular to the articular surface of the radial head with a line down the shaft of the proximal radius. Fractures that are angulated less than 30 degrees require immobilization alone...
August 1998: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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