Pediatric Orthopedics

  • Tricia B. Swan


This chapter is packed with great “Quick Hits” about pediatric orthopedic injuries. It starts with the mnemonic for elbow ossification centers and continues through the suggested management of specific fractures. The pearls at the end of the chapter are a must-read.


Elbow ossification centers Gartland classification of supracondylar fractures of the humerus Neurovascular injuries in supracondylar fractures Anterior interosseous nerve Radial nerve Ulnar nerve Median nerve Brachial artery Salter-Harris fractures Clavicle Lateral condyle Distal radius fracture Ulna fracture Nightstick fracture Monteggia fracture Galeazzi fracture Colles fracture Splint Immobilization Smith fracture Buckle/torus fracture Toddler fracture Ankle triplane fracture Tillaux ankle fracture 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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