Pediatric distal forearm 23-M/3.1

Open reduction; plate fixation

Open reduction; Plate fixation

Main indication: Displaced and unstable fractures in an adolescent

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

Contraindications

  • Skeletally immature patients (relative contraindication)
  • Local soft tissue compromise

Advantages

  • Allows removal of interposed tissues
  • Allows direct reduction of fractures

Disadvantages

  • Requires skilled practitioner and full surgical facilities

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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