Pediatric distal forearm 23-M/3.1

Closed reduction; K-wire fixation

Closed reduction; K-wire fixation

Main indication: Instability after closed reduction

Skill: Some specialized surgical experience
Equipment: Simple surgical and imaging resources

Advantages

  • Reduces the risk of secondary displacement

Disadvantages

  • Requires skilled practitioner and surgical facilities
  • Risk of soft tissue compression if cast is not split
  • Need for more frequent monitoring
  • Risk of pin-track problems and need for removal

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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