[Surgical treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the forearm during pre-adolescent age].

Abstract

The results of treatment of 10 both-bone unstable diaphyseal fractures of the forearm in children by open-reduction and intramedullary fixation with Kirschner wiring of the radius are presented. All fractured healed in perfect alignment. No complications occurred. In a 3 year and 2 month follow-up all the patients had excellent results with full range of movement. The advantages of this method are: a) it is easy to carry out; b) it maintains anatomical reduction; c) a second operation to remove the internal fixation device is not required; d) fixation of the ulna is not necessary, because in all patients a realignment of the ulnar fragments occurred after radius reduction.

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@article{Guzzanti1991SurgicalTO, title={[Surgical treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the forearm during pre-adolescent age].}, author={Vincenzo Guzzanti and Antonio Di Lazzaro and Antonino Lembo and Antonio Gigante}, journal={Archivio "Putti" di chirurgia degli organi di movimento}, year={1991}, volume={39 1}, pages={93-100} }