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Radial neck fx mechanisms

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
S D John, K Wherry, L E Swischuk, W A Phillips
Fractures around the elbow are among the most common fractures in children, but they can also be some of the most elusive to detect. Although elbow fractures result from a variety of stresses applied to the three bones constituting the elbow joint, hyperextension-rotation injuries with valgus or varus stress are the most common cause of elbow fractures. Less common are direct impact injuries to the posterior aspect of the elbow. Because all three bones and their articulations are morphologically different, the various traumatic forces applied result in distinctly different types of fractures in each of the bones...
November 1996: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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