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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||9781461415787, 1461415772, 9781461415770|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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