Traumatic Physeal Arrests at the Wrist Current Concept Review

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Laura Bellaire
Carley Vuillermin
Suzanne Steinman
Walter Truong
Donald Bae
Doug Wallace
Christine Ho

Abstract

Fractures involving the physes of the distal forearm are exceedingly common in children, representing upwards of 1/3 of all pediatric fractures. These injuries are often amenable to closed treatment, but physeal injury can lead to premature arrest and significant related long-term sequela. Common practice guidelines have not been established amongst the pediatric orthopaedic community for radiographic monitoring, need for 3-dimensional imaging, and treatment algorithms in these injuries. This review seeks to outline the literature and share the perspective and methods of a panel of leading pediatric upper extremity experts in hopes of providing a framework for better understanding these injuries and treating their growth-related sequelae.

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Bellaire, L., Vuillermin, C., Steinman, S., Truong, W., Bae, D., Wallace, C. D., & Ho, C. (2021). Traumatic Physeal Arrests at the Wrist. JPOSNA, 3(2). Retrieved from https://www.jposna.org/ojs/index.php/jposna/article/view/265
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Upper Extremity