Ultrasound imaging of forearm fractures in children: a viable alternative?

  title={Ultrasound imaging of forearm fractures in children: a viable alternative?},
  author={Donald Williamson and Roland Watura and Mark Cobby},
  journal={Journal of accident & emergency medicine},
  volume={17 1},
OBJECTIVE A pilot study to investigate whether ultrasonography can be reliably used to demonstrate uncomplicated greenstick and torus fractures in children. METHOD Children between the ages of 2 and 14 years with a high clinical suspicion of a non-articular, undisplaced forearm fracture were included. Ultrasound imaging of the injury was performed by a consultant radiologist who gave an immediate report. Standard radiographs of the forearm were then obtained and the patient treated in the… CONTINUE READING

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