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Problem of fracture of the radius head in the child
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4072430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Guidelines for the choice of conservative or operative treatment of fractures of the proximal radius are derived from a study comprising 21 children. Postoperative complications and long-term failures are specifically stressed. True intraarticular fractures of the radial head are rarely observed in children. Major problems arise in the treatment of comminuted fractures of the radial head associated with dislocation of the elbow, since these show the worst prognosis. Displaced marginal fractures below 3 mm are suited for early functional treatment using conservative procedures. 18 patients suffered a fracture of the radial neck type III and IV (Judet). Despite low failure rates of the operative therapy, we have recently been refraining from the operation.
G Benz; H Roth
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie : organ der Deutschen, der Schweizerischen und der Osterreichischen Gesellschaft für Kinderchirurgie = Surgery in infancy and childhood     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0174-3082     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Kinderchir     Publication Date:  1985 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-03     Completed Date:  1986-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8103794     Medline TA:  Z Kinderchir     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  289-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Zur Problematik der Radiusköpfchenfraktur beim Kind.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / surgery
Elbow Joint / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods
Fractures, Open / radiography,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications / radiography
Radius Fractures / radiography,  surgery*
Wound Healing

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