Management of Upper Extremity Fractures

  • David A. Spiegel
  • Bibek Banskota
  • Kaye E. Wilkins
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Abstract

The majority of upper extremity fractures in the skeletally immature can be managed nonoperatively. The health provider must have an appreciation for the remodeling potential, have a meticulous casting technique, and be able to follow patients closely to identify complications. Selected fractures will require open treatment for the best outcomes, and cases presenting in a delayed fashion are more challenging to treat and the results are less adequate.

Keywords

Arthritis Neuropathy Immobilization Crest 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Spiegel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bibek Banskota
    • 3
  • Kaye E. Wilkins
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Honorary Consultant in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled ChildrenJanagal, KavreNepal
  3. 3.Department of OrthopedicsHospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC)Janagal, KavreNepal
  4. 4.Department of Orthopedics and PediatricsUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, formerly Christus Children’s HospitalSan AntonioUSA

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