Pediatric distal forearm 23-M/3.1

Cast immobilization (long)

Long arm cast

Main indication: Minimally displaced and stable fractures

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

In the majority of instances with potential instability in both bones of the forearm, control of forearm rotation is the treatment of choice.

Supporting indications

  • Undisplaced and stable fractures, independent of age
  • Posterior angulation of less than 15° in children below 10 years of age
  • Management of pain

Contraindications

  • Angulation of more than 15°, and children above 10 years of age
  • Open fractures

Advantages

  • Maintains the original fracture position using three-point molding

Disadvantages

  • Requires skilled practitioner
  • Need for more frequent monitoring

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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