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Radial Neck Fractures: Operative Treatment, Special Conditions

  • Theddy SlongoEmail author
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Abstract

In childhood, the majority of fractures around the proximal radius are radial neck fractures, according the AO Pediatric classification (Slongo et al. J Pediatr Orthop 26:43–49, 2006, AO Pediatric comprehensive classification of long bone fractures (PCCF). AO Publishing, Davos, 2007) 21r – M and 21r – E fractures. With the introduction of the ESIN method, the indication for closed reduction and stabilization has been significantly expanded. For certain combinations of fracture pattern operative treatment is recommended. This article presents two exemplary cases of radial neck fractures with the indication for surgical treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryUniversity Children’s HospitalBernSwitzerland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Richard Reynolds
    • 1
  1. 1.Nemours Specialty Care PensacolaPensacolaUSA

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