Pediatric forearm shaft 22r-D/5

Cast or splint fixation without reduction

Cast or splint fixation without reduction

Main indication: Minimally displaced and angulated fracture

Skill: Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Equipment: Basic equipment only

These fracture patterns are inherently unstable.

A well-molded cast and radiographic follow-up are recommended to ensure maintenance of satisfactory fracture position. If acceptable position cannot be obtained and maintained, operative stabilization is indicated.

Advantages

  • No anesthesia
  • Later change of treatment possible

Disadvantages

  • High risk of displacement

Legend

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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