Elastic intramedullary nail treatment of adolescent perihardware radius and ulna refracture

Carah M. Griffin, Jeremy S. Somerson

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2021

Keywords

  • orthopaedics
  • paediatric surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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