, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 246–251 | Cite as

Le fratture della paletta omerale nei bambini

  • Vito PavoneEmail author
  • Ludovico Lucenti
  • Pasquale Farsetti

Distal humeral fractures in children


Distal humeral fractures are common injuries of the elbow in children. The diagnosis is based on clinical evidence and radiographic examination; other investigations are rarely necessary. Undisplaced fractures need a conservative treatment, while surgical treatment is recommended in most severe cases. It is generally performed by closed or open reduction and internal fixation with K-wires. These types of fractures can lead to early and late complications that need to be recognised and treated as soon as possible to avoid disabling conditions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vito Pavone
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ludovico Lucenti
    • 1
  • Pasquale Farsetti
    • 2
  1. 1.CataniaItalia
  2. 2.RomaItalia

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