Common Paediatric Elbow Injuries
Christopher E. Hill1, *, Stephen Cooke2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-8, M6
First Page: 1380
Last Page: 1393
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-11-1380
Article History:Received Date: 04/03/2017
Revision Received Date: 07/07/2017
Acceptance Date: 18/07/2017
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Paediatric elbow injuries account for a large proportion of childrens’ fractures. Knowledge of common injuries is essential to understanding their assessment and correct management.
A selective literature search was performed and personal surgical experiences are reported.
We have described the assessment and management of the five most common paediatric elbow injuries: supracondylar humeral fractures; lateral condyle fractures; medial epicondyle fractures; radial head and neck fractures; radial head subluxation.
Understanding of the ossification centres around the paediatric elbow is essential to correctly assessing and managing the common injuries that we have discussed in the review. Outcomes after these injuries are usually favourable with restoration of normal anatomy.