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General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Fergal Monsell, Dalia Sepulveda

Pediatric distal forearm 23u-E/2.1

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1 Introduction top


This is a rare injury.

If there is diagnostic doubt, screening by image intensification can be useful.

2 Splint application top


If this fracture is undisplaced and the patient and parents/carers are compliant, it can be managed with a removable splint, which is retained until symptoms resolve (2-3 weeks, depending on age).

3 Follow-up top

Follow-up is not necessary, but parents/carers are advised to return if symptoms deteriorate or fail to improve over a period of 1-2 weeks.

Rapid return to normal function should be expected.

v1.0 2016-12-01