Pediatric forearm shaft 22r-D/5

External fixation

External fixation

Main indication: ESIN not available or providing insufficient stability; distal meta-diaphyseal fracture

Skill: Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
Equipment: Simple surgical and imaging resources

Supporting indications

  • Refracture with closed medullary canal
  • Additional fractures or joint injury in the same arm

Advantages

  • Cast-free rehabilitation

Disadvantages

  • Pin-track infection
  • Neurovascular injury
  • Pin-site scars
  • General anesthesia required
  • Demanding technique
  • Uncomfortable

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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