A 13-year-old girl presented to the clinic with a midshaft refracture of both forearm bones adjacent to the site of a prior forearm fracture that had been treated with plating. She was treated with hardware removal and placement of elastic intramedullary nails. Flexible intramedullary nailing can be successful for a skeletally mature adolescent in treatment of refracture surrounding plate fixation of a midshaft forearm fracture. This technique allows for additional protection of the entire length of the affected bones, while avoiding the extensive dissection needed for extended plating.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||BMJ Case Reports|
|State||Published - Jan 11 2021|
- paediatric surgery
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