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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146509/isolated-coronal-shear-fracture-of-the-nonossified-humeral-trochlea-in-a-7-year-old-patient
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Michiyo Tomaru, Denju Osada, Kazuya Tamai, Hiroshi Taneichi
Coronal shear fractures of the nonossified humeral trochlea are extremely rare in skeletally immature children. This fracture is difficult to diagnose accurately on routine radiographs. In addition, the mechanism of injury and appropriate treatment methods are unknown. We present the case of a 7-year-old boy who sustained an isolated coronal shear fracture of the nonossified humeral trochlea. Internal fixation of the fracture was performed with 2 K-wires. Two and a half years after surgery, the patient had pain-free active range of motion of the elbow from 0° to 130° with full forearm rotation and magnetic resonance imaging showed healing of the chondral fragment of the trochlea...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127017/the-educational-opportunities-provided-by-a-pediatric-orthopedic-urgent-case-review-conference-keep-score-to-provide-a-better-experience
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Eric D Shirley, Radu Gheorghe, Kevin M Neal, Gary Kiebzak, Steven L Frick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the distribution of conditions presented at a case conference to assess resident educational exposure to acute pediatric orthopedic conditions. DESIGN: Retrospective review of emergency department and inpatient consultations presented at a daily pediatric orthopedic case conference over a 3-year period. Consultations were divided into 3-month resident rotation blocks for analysis. SETTING: Tertiary children's hospital in the southern United States which host residents from 2 orthopedic surgery residency programs...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107555/forearm-diaphyseal-fractures-in-children-intramedullary-kirschner-s-wire-fixation-treatment
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M Mahecha-Toro, E Vergara-Amador, M González Ramírez
INTRODUCTION: Diaphyseal fractures of the forearm comprise 6%-10% of all fractures in children. The treatment depends on the age and type of displacement, and conservative and surgical management with fixation of intramedullary nails, among other techniques, is valid. The aim is to show the radiological and functional outcomes, and complications of intramedullary fixation with Kirschner nails in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive case series of patients treated with intramedullary fixation of forearm fractures...
October 26, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081856/cast-wedging-a-systematic-review-of-the-present-evidence
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REVIEW
S Gaukel, S Leu, L Fink, S R Skovgaard, L E Ramseier, R N Vuille-Dit-Bille
PURPOSE: The objective of this systematic review was to summarise the outcome after cast wedging due to loss of angulation in conservative fracture treatment of children's fractures. METHODS: Electronic searches were performed using MEDLINE, PubMed, OVID, CENTRAL and EMBASE without language restrictions. RESULTS: Three studies comprising 316 patients (210 radius, 52 forearm/both bone forearm fractures and 54 tibia fractures) were included in the present analysis...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056227/intravenous-regional-anaesthesia-bier-s-block-for-pediatric-forearm-fractures-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-experience-from-2003-to-2014
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Ivan S Y Chua, S L Chong, Gene Y K Ong
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy (length of stay in the emergency department and failure rate of Bier's block) and safety profile (death and major complications) of Bier's block in its use for manipulation and reduction of paediatric forearm fractures. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients in KKWomen's and Children's Hospital Children's Emergency Department with forearm fractures between Jan 2003 and Dec 2014 who underwent manipulation and reduction using Bier's block...
October 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053498/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-forearm-shaft-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Martin J Herman, Matthew Simon, Charles T Mehlman
Pediatric forearm shaft fractures are the third most common fracture in children, and the forearm is the third most mobile joint in the body (with a nearly 180 degree arc of motion). The goals of treatment are aimed squarely at achieving satisfactory anatomic alignment (within defined parameters) as the consequences of malunion can be permanent forearm stiffness and deformity. Nonoperative treatment approaches still dominate care of the youngest age groups while surgical intervention has become increasingly common in older children...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052829/esin-and-k-wire-fixation-have-similar-results-in-pediatric-both-bone-diaphyseal-forearm-fractures
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Namık Şahin, Yavuz Akalın, Oğuz Türker, Güven Özkaya
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare short-term radiographic and clinical results of pediatric both-bone diaphyseal forearm fractures treated with intramedullary nail fixation using titanium nails or K-wires. METHODS: This was a prospective comparative trial. In total, 43 patients with both-bone open or closed forearm fractures who underwent surgical treatment with intramedullary fixation were randomly classified into two groups. Three patients did not return for the follow-up and were excluded from the study...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036004/the-utility-of-clinical-ultrasonography-in-identifying-distal-forearm-fractures-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Iratxe Galletebeitia Laka, Frederic Samson, Inigo Gorostiza, Andrés Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for diagnosing distal forearm fractures in pediatric emergency departments (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in children aged younger than 15 years attended in an ED with an indication of radiography because of a suspected distal forearm fracture. The POCUS was performed considering cortical irregularity or disruption compatible with fracture...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032874/rotational-corrective-osteotomy-for-malunited-distal-diaphyseal-radius-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents
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Toshiyuki Kataoka, Kunihiro Oka, Tsuyoshi Murase
PURPOSE: To report our method of computer-planned rotational corrective osteotomy for malunited distal diaphyseal radius fractures in children and adolescents using a custom jig and to review the results of 4 cases. METHODS: Four patients (mean age, 13 years; range, 11-16 years) underwent computer-planned rotational corrective osteotomy for malunited distal diaphyseal radius fracture using a custom jig. We retrospectively evaluated their radiographic and clinical data...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875125/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-fractures-in-mass-casualty-incidents
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EDITORIAL
Fikri M Abu-Zidan
The role of point-of-care ultrasound in mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is still evolving. Occasionally, hospitals can be destroyed by disasters resulting in large number of trauma patients. CAVEAT and FASTER ultrasound protocols, which are used in MCIs, included extremity ultrasound examination as part of them. The literature supports the use of ultrasound in diagnosing extremity fractures both in hospitals and MCIs. The most recent systematic review which was reported by Douma-den Hamer et al in 2016 showed that the pooled ultrasound sensitivity and specificity for detecting distal forearm fractures was 97% and 95% respectively...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854496/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-combination-therapy-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-unstable-both-radius-and-ulna-fractures-in-children
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Tsuyoshi Ota, Soichiro Itoh, Kimihiro Yamashita
BACKGROUND: There are few reports of Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) treatment for fresh forearm fractures in children. OBJECTIVES: LIPUS stimulation was applied after surgery of forearm fractures in children and the efficacy and safety of combination therapy of LIPUS treatment were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Children with both radius and ulna fracture, twenty-five diaphysis (mid-R&U) and nineteen metaphysis (dist-R&U) fractures, were treated with intramedullary nailing followed by cast and splint mobilization...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844582/outcomes-of-isolated-radial-osteotomy-for-volar-distal-radioulnar-joint-instability-following-radial-malunion-in-children
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Ashley Miller, Nina Lightdale-Miric, Emily Eismann, Preston Carr, Kevin James Little
PURPOSE: The radius bone has a slight dorsoradial bow that allows for full forearm pronosupination around the ulna. However, radial malunion can lead to reversal of the radial bow and subsequent volar instability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), predominantly in supination. This study assessed the outcomes of corrective radial osteotomy for volar DRUJ instability after radial malunion in children. METHODS: The charts of 7 children (2 boys and 5 girls) treated with corrective radial osteotomy for volar DRUJ instability after a radius fracture or deformity were reviewed...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828064/increasing-rates-of-surgical-treatment-for-paediatric-diaphyseal-forearm-fractures-a-national-database-study-from-2000-to-2012
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A I Cruz, J E Kleiner, S F DeFroda, J A Gil, A H Daniels, C P Eberson
FOREARM: Purpose fractures are one of the most commonly sustained injuries in children and are often treated non-operatively. The purpose of this study was to estimate the rate of inpatient surgical treatment of paediatric forearm fractures over time using a large, publicly available, national database. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was evaluated between 2000 and 2012. Forearm fractures and surgeries were identified using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) diagnosis and procedure codes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828061/re-alignment-and-intramedullary-rodding-of-the-humerus-and-forearm-in-children-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-revision-rate-and-effect-on-fracture-rate
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J M Franzone, M B Bober, K J Rogers, C M McGreal, R W Kruse
PURPOSE: Intramedullary rodding is indicated for patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) to manage deformity and help treat recurrent fractures. Historically, the focus of intramedullary stabilisation has been the lower extremity. Here we report our experience of intramedullary rodding of the humerus and forearm in children with OI and its impact on the fracture rate of those bone segments. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of all OI patients who have undergone re-alignment and intramedullary rodding of the humerus or forearm between October 1994 and February 2016...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828060/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-in-children-with-forearm-fractures
#15
Y Saglam, H Kizildag, G Toprak, N B Alp, E Y Yalcinkaya
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether children with distal radius impaction fractures have increased prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) D) insufficiency compared with healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective controlled study. The 30 children who were diagnosed with forearm fracture at the orthopaedic emergency clinic were included in the study and 30 healthy children from the routine paediatric outpatient unit were included as the control group...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819489/-elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-esin-in-the-treatment-of-both-bone-forearm-fractures-in-the-child-about-87-cases
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Saad Andaloussi, Mohamed Amine Oukhouya, Othmane Alaoui, Karima Atarraf, Lamiae Chater, My Abderrahmane Afifi
This study aims to describe the complications of elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) in the treatment of both-bone forearm diaphyseal fractures in the child. Between January 2009 and December 2013, 87 children with both-bone forearm diaphyseal fractures were treated by elastic stable intramedullary nailing with Métaizeau nails. 76 boys and 11 girls, with an average age of 12 years, were enrolled in the study. Nailing was promptly performed in 50 cases and after secondary displacement during plaster-cast treatment in the other cases...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819468/paediatric-fractures-in-a-sub-saharan-tertiary-care-center-a-cohort-analysis-of-demographic-characteristics-clinical-presentation-therapeutic-patterns-and-outcomes
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Marc Leroy Guifo, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Blondel Nana Oumarou, Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh, Aristide Guy Bang, Aurelien Ndoumbe, Bonaventure Jemea, Maurice Aurelien Sosso
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric fractures are often of good prognosis due to auto-correction of insufficient fracture reduction by bone remodeling. In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional healers are renowned for managing fractures and there is a neglect for specialized pediatric fracture care. We aimed to determine the demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, treatment patterns and outcomes of paediatric fractures in a tertiary health care centre in Yaoundé. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of all consenting consecutive cases of fractures in patients younger than 16 years managed between January 2011 and June 2015 at the University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817534/radius-regeneration-after-open-fracture-and-extrusion-a-case-report
#18
Kristopher B McCall, David Y Chong
A pediatric patient presenting with an open forearm fracture with segmental defect is rare, and the pediatric orthopedic literature to guide treatment is sparse. There are several described methods to treat the defect, including bone grafting and bone transport techniques. In addition, there are reports of fibular regeneration after resection if the periosteum is left intact. We present a case report of complete regeneration of over half of a pediatric radial shaft with an intact periosteum, after traumatic extrusion from an open fracture...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796651/ultrasound-assisted-reduction-of-displaced-and-shortened-fractures-by-pediatric-emergency-physicians
#19
Eric Scheier, Uri Balla
Pediatric emergency physicians at Kaplan Medical Center regularly reduce forearm fractures under point-of-care ultrasound guidance in the pediatric emergency department. We present 3 children who arrived at our department with shortened, angulated forearm fractures within the span of a single week. We report on the successful reduction of these fractures under point-of-care ultrasound and on the maintenance of anatomic alignment at follow-up 1 week postreduction.
September 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777160/factors-that-predict-instability-in-pediatric-diaphyseal-both-bone-forearm-fractures
#20
Jeffrey I Kutsikovich, Christopher M Hopkins, Edwin W Gannon, James H Beaty, William C Warner, Jeffrey R Sawyer, David D Spence, Derek M Kelly
The aim of this study was to determine the factors that may predict failure of closed reduction and casting of diaphyseal forearm fractures in children. Demographic and radiographic data of children with closed reduction and casting of these fractures in the emergency department were evaluated. Of 174 patients with adequate follow-up to union, 19 (11%) required a repeat procedure. Risk factors for repeat reduction included translation of 50% or more in any plane, age more than 9 years, complete fracture of the radius, and follow-up angulation of the radius more than 15° on lateral radiographs or of the ulna more than 10° on anteroposterior radiographs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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