TITLE

Multiple forearm diaphyseal fracture: reduction and plaster cast control at the end of growth

AUTHOR(S)
Boero, Silvio; Michelis, Maria; Calevo, Maria; Stella, Marco
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
International Orthopaedics;Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p807
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors followed up 20 patients with multiple diaphyseal fractures of the radius and ulna who were treated nonoperatively and who healed with axial deviation >5° in at least one plane 20.4±6.7 years after radiographic evidence of fracture union. Mean age at follow-up was 28.6±6.4 years. Radiographs were measured soon after reduction, at 10 days from reduction, at the end of treatment, and at follow-up (17/20). Both elbow and forearm range of motion (ROM) were compared with those of the contralateral side. At follow-up, ROM was normal and radiographs showed angular deviations <5°.
ACCESSION #
84658448

 

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