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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858838/a-case-report-of-children-s-divergent-dislocation-of-the-elbow-and-review-of-literature
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Yongtao Wu, Hai Jiang, Wusheng Miao
BACKGROUND: The divergent dislocation of the elbow is not common in children, and the imaging is difficult and challenging. This often leads to misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatment. The literature has reported a total of 19 cases currently. METHODS: A 10-year-old girl with divergent dislocation of the elbow was admitted in our department in November 2013. When playing basketball, her right elbow was injured on the concrete floor. After injury, her right elbow joint became severely swollen, with obvious deformity...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849326/comparison-of-lateral-versus-triceps-splitting-posterior-approach-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-supracondylar-humerus-fractures
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Faik Türkmen, Serdar Toker, Kayhan Kesik, İsmail Hakkı Korucu, Mehmet Ali Acar
BACKGROUND: Supracondylar humerus fracture is the most common fracture of the elbow in children. Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning is considered to be the optimal treatment strategy; however, in some instances, open reduction may be necessary. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare clinical and functional results of triceps-splitting posterior versus lateral approach in pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture surgery. METHODS: A total of 38 patients underwent surgery; Group 1 consisted of 30 patients on whom posterior approach was used, while lateral approach was used on the 8 patients in Group 2...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823874/ipsilateral-plastic-deformation-monteggia-and-galeazzi-type-fracture-in-a-child-a-case-report
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Andrew Greer, Christopher John Lowry, Shammi Ramlakhan
A 7-year-old boy attended the emergency department after falling from a climbing frame onto his outstretched left wrist. On examination, there was mild swelling to the left elbow and tenderness to the antecubital fossa. There was also tenderness diffusely to the distal ulnar and radius. There was no neurovascular deficit. Radiographs revealed a plastic deformation fracture of the left radius and ulna, with dislocations of the ipsilateral radiocapitellar joint and distal radioulnar joint. A diagnosis of combined Monteggia and Galeazzi-type fractures of the left forearm was made...
November 4, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803229/lateral-closing-isosceles-triangular-osteotomy-for-the-treatment-of-a-post-traumatic-cubitus-varus-deformity-in-children
#4
Y Su, G Nan
AIMS: Cubitus varus is the most common late complication of a supracondylar fracture of the humerus in children. Correction can be performed using one of a number of techniques of osteotomy but each has disadvantages. We describe a new technique for correcting post-traumatic cubitus varus using a lateral closing wedge isosceles triangular osteotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A lateral closing wedge isosceles triangular osteotomy was performed in 25 patients (15 male and ten female with a mean age of 9...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765472/treatment-of-post-traumatic-elbow-deformities-in-children-with-the-ilizarov-distraction-osteogenesis-technique
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Cenk Özkan, Mehmet Ali Deveci, Mustafa Tekin, Ömer Sunkar Biçer, Kadir Gökçe, Mahir Gülşen
OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed functional and radiographic outcomes of distraction osteogenesis treatment of post-traumatic elbow deformities in children. METHODS: Eight children were treated between 2008 and 2013 for post-traumatic elbow deformities using distraction osteogenesis. Mean age at time of operation was 10.9 years. Six patients had varus and 2 had valgus deformity. Magnitude of correction, fixator index, complications, carrying angle, and elbow range of motion were assessed...
October 17, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741076/useful-plain-radiographic-findings-in-diagnosis-of-pediatric-olecranon-fracture-complicated-with-proximal-radial-fracture
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Yuki Fujihara, Masahiro Tatebe, Nasa Fujihara, Hiromasa Tanaka, Hitoshi Hirata
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify the use of initial plain radiographs, specifically the presence of a longitudinal crack on the olecranon, for diagnosing olecranon occult fractures in children. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients younger than 16 years who were diagnosed with proximal radial fractures treated at our hospital between April 1, 2006 and September 31, 2014. We included 22 patients (9 boys and 13 girls) with a mean age of 8...
October 6, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726752/imaging-the-injured-pediatric-athlete-upper-extremity
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Jorge Delgado, Diego Jaramillo, Nancy A Chauvin
Increased physical activity in childhood has resulted in a large number of sports-related injuries. Although there is overlap between the sports-related injuries seen in pediatric and adult patients, important differences exist in the injury patterns of pediatric patients. These differences are related to the continuous changes in the developing skeleton and its relationship with adjacent soft tissues. The imbalance in strength between the growing bones and the nearby tendons and ligaments makes the bones prone to acute and chronic injuries...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709872/open-reduction-techniques-for-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-in-children
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Jessica Jane Wingfield, Christine Ann Ho, Joshua M Abzug, Todd F Ritzman, Brian Brighton
Supracondylar humerus fractures are the most common elbow fractures in children. Displaced supracondylar humerus fractures that are associated with neurologic and/or vascular injuries should be treated with timely reduction via closed techniques. If closed reduction fails, reduction via open techniques is indicated. There is controversy about which surgical approach yields the best cosmetic and functional outcomes while minimizing postoperative complications. Open reduction, if indicated, has been reported to yield good outcomes in patients in whom closed reduction fails...
February 15, 2016: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709871/current-strategies-for-the-management-of-pediatric-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-tips-and-techniques-for-successful-closed-treatment
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Brian Brighton, Joshua M Abzug, Christine Ann Ho, Todd F Ritzman
Pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures are the most commonly encountered type of elbow fractures in children that require surgical fixation. Many pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures can be treated with closed reduction and percutaneous skeletal fixation. In difficult fractures, adjunct pin techniques, such as joystick wires and leverage pins, can be used to help attain a satisfactory and stable reduction before an open approach is used. After the fracture is reduced, optimal pinning, with the use of either crossed or lateral-entry techniques, and fixation that achieves maximal spread at the fracture site as well as bicortical engagement in both fragments are essential to maintain reduction and avoid complications that are associated with malunion...
February 15, 2016: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697406/diagnostic-value-of-ultrasonography-in-elbow-trauma-in-children-prospective-study-of-34-cases
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M Burnier, G Buisson, A Ricard, V Cunin, J P Pracros, F Chotel
INTRODUCTION: Among the various elbow injuries in children that initially have normal radiographs, a certain number of occult fractures are only diagnosed correctly after the fact, during a follow-up visit. PURPOSE: This study evaluated the diagnostic contribution of ultrasonography in the treatment of acute elbow injuries in children and the strategic and economic impact of using this tool alongside radiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During this prospective study performed between January 1 and April 1 2014, elbow ultrasonography was performed within 6 days in all children under 15 years of age with a suspected occult fracture...
September 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694598/the-long-term-outcome-of-childhood-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-a-population-based-follow-up-study-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-ten-years-and-normal-matched-comparisons
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J-J Sinikumpu, S Victorzon, T Pokka, E-L Lindholm, T Peljo, W Serlo
AIMS: We present the clinical and radiographic outcome of 81 children with Gartland type I to III supracondylar humeral fractures at a minimum follow-up of ten years (mean 12.1 years; 10.3 to 16.1) following injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical and functional outcomes are compared with normal age- and gender-matched individuals. The population-based study setting was first identified from the institutional registries; the rate of participation was 76%. Controls were randomly selected from Finnish National Population Registry...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603193/significance-of-the-lateral-humeral-line-for-evaluating-radiocapitellar-alignment-in-children
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Christopher D Souder, Joanna H Roocroft, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: The radiocapitellar line (RCL) was originally described for evaluation of the alignment of the RC joint on lateral images of the elbow. Although, many authors have translated the utilization of RCL into coronal imaging, previous studies have not been performed to confirm validity. The purpose of this paper was to identify an accurate way of evaluating pediatric RC alignment in the coronal plane. METHODS: Thirty-seven anteroposterior (AP) radiographs of 37 children were evaluated to determine the position of the RC joint in the coronal plane...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580309/quantification-of-radiation-exposure-in-the-operating-theatre-during-management-of-common-fractures-of-the-upper-extremity-in-children
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J F Maempel, O D Stone, A W Murray
Introduction Surgical procedures to manage trauma to the wrist, forearm and elbow in children are very common. Image intensifiers are used routinely, yet studies/guidelines that quantify expected radiation exposure in such procedures are lacking. Methods Information on demographics, injury type, surgeon grade and dose area product (DAP) of radiation exposure per procedure was collected prospectively for 248 patients undergoing manipulation/fixation of injuries to the elbow, forearm or wrist at a paediatric hospital over 1 year...
September 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538972/brachialis-periosteal-avulsion-injury-case-report-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Justin Chak Yiu Lam, Ka Lok Ryan Lee, James F Griffith
Brachialis periosteal avulsion injury is an uncommon injury occurring in young children. The injury may be misinterpreted or overlooked because of misleading or subtle radiological findings. A case of 7-year-old child with post-traumatic elbow pain and subtle findings on elbow radiography is presented. The injury was initially misinterpreted as an avulsion fracture of the medial epicondyle. Following radiological review, a diagnosis of brachialis periosteal avulsion injury was made. The radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of this injury are presented to stress the value of comparing the radiographic findings with previous imaging and to increase awareness of this uncommon injury...
November 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506570/treatment-of-displaced-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-in-children-by-humero-ulnar-external-fixation
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Aleksandra Bogdan, Jean Quintin, Frédéric Schuind
PURPOSE: Humero-ulnar external fixation has been proposed to treat complex supracondylar humeral fractures in children. It facilitates fracture reduction and reduces the risk of ulnar nerve lesion, which can occur after cross pinning. METHODS: In a ten year period, 28 children have been operated on in our centre by humero-ulnar external fixation, for Lagrange-Rigault stages III and IV supracondylar humeral fractures. The data about fracture management and early follow-up were obtained from our medical database...
August 9, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477295/fracture-of-an-unossified-humeral-medial-epicondyle-use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-diagnosis
#16
Katsuhisa Tanabe, Nao Miyamoto
Fracture of the humeral medial epicondyle is a relatively common injury in children. Surgery is a good option for treatment, but correct diagnosis is important. Most fractures occur after the ossification of the medial epicondylar apophysis. If a fracture occurs before the ossification of the medial epicondyle, it is undetectable by radiographs. Here we report a case of an unossified medial epicondyle fracture of the humerus. A 9-year-old boy had persistent pain in the medial side of the right elbow after a fall...
October 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27432464/clinical-significance-of-anterior-humeral-line-in-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-in-children
#17
Hsuan-Kai Kao, Wei-Chun Lee, Wen-E Yang, Chia-Hsieh Chang
INTRODUCTION: Anterior humeral line (AHL) location is commonly used to evaluate sagittal alignment after fracture reduction in children with supracondylar humeral fractures. However, the position of the AHL for acceptable fracture reduction has not been validated by clinical outcome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the location of AHL and range of elbow motion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 101 children who underwent closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for Gartland type III supracondylar humeral fractures between January 2009 and June 2014...
July 1, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403521/-dome-shaped-osteotomy-combined-with-transposition-of-the-ulnar-nerve-as-a-treatment-for-post-traumatic-ulnar-valgus-in-a-pediatric-patient
#18
L Pino-Almero, M F Mínguez-Rey, F Gomar-Sancho
A sequel of supracondylar fractures of distal humerus in children is the angular deformity. It is usually more frequent cubitus varus, but there are reported cases of cubitus valgus. The latter may be the cause of the occurrence of a late ulnar nerve neuropathy, which will require treatment. There is controversy as to whether it is possible to successfully treat both problems at the same surgical procedure. This article describes the case of a girl of 11 years old, who has a cubitus valgus deformity secondary to supracondylar fracture of distal humerus of right elbow at the age of seven years, associated with progressive symptoms of ulnar nerve neuropathy...
November 2015: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27345552/-pitfalls-in-the-diagnosis-of-occult-elbow-fractures-in-children
#19
A Courvoisier, N Calvelli, E Bourgeois, A Eid, J Griffet
Elbow injuries are frequent but occult fractures are difficult to diagnose on x-rays. However, any delay in the diagnosis may severely impair the prognosis of some fractures. Simple tips may help the clinician read x-rays properly and avoid the classical pitfalls of elbow injuries in children. The chronology of appearance of ossification nuclei around the elbow is important to distinguish normal features from abnormality. Drawing simple geometric constructions on the x-rays may clarify most occult elbow fractures in children...
August 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27294496/elbow-pain-after-a-fall-nursemaid-s-elbow-or-fracture
#20
Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, Robert J Bielski
Nursemaid's elbow and elbow fractures are both common causes of acute elbow pain, but the mechanism of injury is quite different. In children, falls frequently go unwitnessed and children are often inaccurate when recounting the sequences of a fall, making the mechanism difficult to ascertain. A common clinical mistake is to treat all elbow injuries as a nursemaid's elbow. When the mechanism of injury is unknown, radiographs should be used to help make the diagnosis. Occult fractures, also known as "hairline" elbow fractures, may not be visible on initial X-rays, but clues to the diagnosis, especially the posterior fat pad, can be helpful in evaluation...
June 1, 2016: Pediatric Annals
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