General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Fergal Monsell, Dalia Sepulveda

Pediatric distal forearm 23r-E/2.2

General considerations

These fractures are by definition more unstable and painful than simple fractures. They are also more likely to be in the context of polytrauma and open fractures.

Note: Multifragmentary injuries of the metaphysis usually occur much nearer to skeletal maturity. Modeling cannot, therefore, be relied on and open procedures are more commonly used.



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