Closing intramedullary nailing for the treatment of diaphyseal forearm fractures in adolescence: A preliminary report

Y. Amit, M. Salai, A. Chechik, A. Blankstein, H. Horoszowski

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Abstract

The results of treatment of 20 unstable diaphyseal fractures of the forearm in adolescent patients by closed intramedullary nailing are presented. All fractures healed within 4-7 weeks. No cross-union, nonunion, pseudarthrosis, or infection occurred. The advantages of this method are (a) maintenance of accurate reduction, (b) reduction of complication rate, (c) negligible cosmetic defect, and (d) removal of the internal fixation device under local anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Closed intramedullary nailing
  • Unstable diaphyseal forearm fractures

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