Executive Editor: Fergal Monsell General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric distal humerus 13-M/3.1 I

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1 Introduction top

This technique was traditionally advocated because it avoided rigid plaster splinting and did not involve circumferential wrapping of the limb at the elbow.

Recent evidence suggests that children experience more discomfort during the first week when this technique is used.

2 Application of collar and cuff top


The forearm is supported with approximately 60° of elbow flexion and a padded neck collar and a distal forearm cuff is applied. The collar and cuff can be held together with a safety pin.

v1.0 2016-12-01