Pediatric physeal ankle fracture.

@article{Wuerz2013PediatricPA,
  title={Pediatric physeal ankle fracture.},
  author={Thomas H. Wuerz and David P. Gurd},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={234-44}
}
Ankle fracture is the second most common fracture type in children, and physeal injury is a particular concern. Growing children have open physes that are relatively weak compared with surrounding bone and ligaments, and traumatic injuries can cause physeal damage and fracture. Tenderness to palpation over the physis can aid in the clinical diagnosis of ankle fracture. Swelling, bruising, and deformity may be identified, as well. Plain radiographs are excellent for initial evaluation, but CT… CONTINUE READING

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