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Causes Diagnosis Management
  • Fall from outstretched hand which affects the distal end of radius.
  • This is a fracture which is similar to Colles' fracture but affects children.
  • It may be a complete fracture or a greenstick fracture.
  • The complete fracture may have serious angulation.
 
  • Reduction
  • If greenstick, place in Colles fracture plaster for 3 weeks.
  • If complete with angulation, then it must be immobilized with above elbow plaster with the hand in palmar flexion, and ulnar deviation and also full supination. The elbow is placed at 90o for 3-4 weeks. Check for re-angulation using X-ray after a week.

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