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Medial epicondyle fx need oblique xr of elbow

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23232375/reliability-of-internal-oblique-elbow-radiographs-for-measuring-displacement-of-medial-epicondyle-humerus-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
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Hilton P Gottschalk, Tracey P Bastrom, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Standard elbow radiographs (AP and lateral views) are not accurate enough to measure true displacement of medial epicondyle fractures of the humerus. The amount of perceived displacement has been used to determine treatment options. This study assesses the utility of internal oblique radiographs for measurement of true displacement in these fractures. METHODS: A medial epicondyle fracture was created in a cadaveric specimen. Displacement of the fragment (mm) was set at 5, 10, and 15 in line with the vector of the flexor pronator mass...
January 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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