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Volar Shear Fractures of the Distal Radius

  • Meryl Ludwig
  • Jennifer M. Ty
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Abstract

A 10-year-old right-hand-dominant female sustained a fall onto her left arm and presented with a closed left Salter Harris II fracture of her distal radius with a volar shear component. This fracture pattern is better defined in adult patients and almost always necessitates surgery in the adult population because of the inability to maintain reduction in a closed manner. An attempt at closed reduction was performed in this case; however, it did not achieve satisfactory alignment. Open reduction and pinning of the fracture was performed. Pins were removed in the office at 4 weeks, and at 8 weeks postoperatively, she had full range of motion of her wrist. At 18 months postoperatively, there was no radiographic or clinical signs of a physeal bar or growth arrest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meryl Ludwig
    • 1
  • Jennifer M. Ty
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric Specialists of VirginiaFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic Surgery OrthopedicsAlfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer M. Ty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryNemours: Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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