Three epiphyseal fractures (distal radius and ulna and proximal radius) and a diaphyseal ulnar fracture in a seven-year-old child's forearm

Citation
D. Osada et al., Three epiphyseal fractures (distal radius and ulna and proximal radius) and a diaphyseal ulnar fracture in a seven-year-old child's forearm, J ORTHOP TR, 15(5), 2001, pp. 375-377
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Editorial Material
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA
ISSN journal
0890-5339 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
375 - 377
Database
ISI
SICI code
0890-5339(200106/07)15:5<375:TEF(RA>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
The authors report a rare case of fracture separations at both ends of the radius combined with an epiphyseal and diaphyseal fracture of the ipsilater al ulna. A seven-year-old girl fell one story and sustained a closed injury of her forearm. A closed reduction was unsuccessful, and an open reduction was performed with thr ee of the four fractures being secured with Kirschn er wires. These wires were removed one month later, and range-of-motion exe rcises were started. Thirty months after surgery, both forearms were equal in length, although the proximal radial epiphyseal line appeared partially closed. Joint motions, including forearm rotation, were normal. Radiologica lly, the ulnar diaphysis and the radial neck were posteriorly convex 20 deg rees and 18 degrees, respectively.