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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104093/surgical-management-of-delayed-irreducible-gartland-iii-supracondylar-fractures-in-children-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-versus-external-fixation
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Jin Li, DeHao Fu, Chong Yu, ShangYu Wang, RenHao Ze, Xin Tang
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous pinning has been accepted as the "gold standard" for displaced supracondylar humeral fracture (SHF) in children. However, to secure an anatomic reduction and to reduce the rotated fragment, open reduction is often necessary when there is inadequate stabilization or a satisfactory reduction has failed to be achieved. The study aimed to compare the efficacy of the open reduction and bioabsorbable poly-d,l-lactic acid (PDLLA) pin fixation method with the closed reduction and lateral external fixation method in irreducible delayed Gartland type III SHF in children...
February 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072734/closed-reduction-using-the-percutaneous-leverage-technique-and-internal-fixation-with-k-wires-to-treat-angulated-radial-neck-fractures-in-children-case-report
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Hai Jiang, Yongtao Wu, Youting Dang, Yusheng Qiu
: Pediatric radial neck fractures are uncommon. Severely displaced and angulated fractures usually require treatment. Our goals for treatment are to avoid incision, reduce the fracture adequately with no reduction loss, and achieve good postoperative function. We aimed to observe the clinical outcomes of closed reduction with the percutaneous leverage technique and internal fixation with Kirschner-wires (K-wires) to treat angulated radial neck fractures in children.From January 2011 to April 2013, we treated 16 cases of angulated radial neck fracture in 12 boys and 4 girls...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045839/the-use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-management-of-minimally-displaced-or-nondisplaced-lateral-humeral-condyle-fractures-in-children
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Gregory Haillotte, Manon Bachy, Marion Delpont, Reda Kabbaj, Hubert Ducou le Pointe, Raphaël Vialle
OBJECTIVES: Fractures of the lateral humeral condyle are common in children. Nondisplaced fractures are managed with cast immobilization and frequent radiographic follow-up. Possibility of assessing the displacement and stability of such fractures may be helpful in planning the initial treatment and survey. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be a useful tool in determining the stability of lateral condyle in children. We propose to investigate the use of MRI in such indication. METHODS: Fourteen patients presenting with a minimally displaced or nondisplaced fracture were initially treated with a long arm cast and had an MRI within 5 days of injury...
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028413/treatment-of-pediatric-open-supracondylar-humerus-fractures-case-report
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Tabet A Al-Sadek, Desislav Niklev, Ahmed Al-Sadek
BACKGROUND: Open supracondylar fractures of the humerus are rare in children, and the treatment strategy for these fractures is yet to be standardised. AIM: We present the case of a 7-year-old boy with open supracondylar humerus fracture that was managed with an external wrist fixator. CASE PRESENTATION: A 7-year-boy was brought to our department with pain in the right arm after a fall from a height about 3 hours before admission. On examination, the elbow was found to be markedly swollen with restriction of movement of the right arm...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921015/pediatric-olecranon-fractures-associated-with-radial-neck-fractures-review-and-report-of-two-cases
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Kemal Gokkus, Ozkan Kose, Murat Saylik, Ergin Sagtas, Ahmet Turan Aydin
INTRODUCTION: The debate regarding the description on classification and nomenclature of the injury which includes olecranon fracture associated with radial neck fractures in children is ongoing. We report two pediatric cases that could not be classified in a Monteggia-equivalents system and were treated with open reduction and k-wire fixation. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review regarding pediatric radial neck fractures associated with olecranon fractures and presentation of two pediatric cases of olecranon fractures associated with radial neck fractures with radiocapitellar dislocation...
July 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917439/supracondylar-humerus-fractures-in-children-the-effect-of-weather-conditions-on-their-risk
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Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu, Tytti Pokka, Hanna Hyvönen, Reija Ruuhela, Willy Serlo
INTRODUCTION: Supracondylar humerus fractures are the most common fractures of the elbow in children. Many environmental factors such as weather conditions may affect the risk of these fractures. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of weather conditions (temperature, rainfall, wind) on fracture risk in children <16 years of age during the extended summer time period with the absence of snow cover. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All children <16 years of age with an outdoor supracondylar humerus fracture between May 1 and September 30 in a defined geographical area during the decade of 2000-2009 were included...
February 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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
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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
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