Management of upper extremity fractures

David A. Spiegel, Bibek Banskota, Kaye E. Wilkins

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages255-273
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781461415787, 1461415772, 9781461415770
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Spiegel, D. A., Banskota, B., & Wilkins, K. E. (2014). Management of upper extremity fractures. In Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings (pp. 255-273). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1578-7_27