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Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture

 
ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / DDx
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References

synonyms:transphyseal fracture, distal humeral fracture, pediatric elbow fracture

Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture ICD-9

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Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • Transphyseal distal humerus fracture is associated with child abuse up to 50% of the time. 
  • Transphyseal distal humerus fracture typically occurs in children younger than 3 years old.

Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Anatomy

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Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Clinical Evaluation

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Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Xray / Diagnositc Tests

  •  A/P lateral and oblique elbow xray.  Frauctre is often not appreciated on radiographs due to the open distal humeral epiphysis.
  • Consider MRI for young children with potential distal humeral physeal injuries, (Nimkin K, Kleinman PK, Teeger S, Spevak MR. Distal humeral physeal injuries in child abuse: MR imaging and ultrasonography findings. Pediatr Radiol. 1995;25(7):562-5)

Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Classification / Treatment

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Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis

Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Complications

Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Follow-up Care

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Pediatric Distal Humeral Fracture Review References