Management of upper extremity fractures

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

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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
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781461415787, 1461415772, 9781461415770
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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