Journal article

Radial neck fractures in children: a management algorithm.

MC Evans, HK Graham

J Pediatr Orthop B | Published : 1999


Fractures of the radial neck in children are relatively rare. The outcome is dependent not only on the injury but also on the method of treatment and the presence of any associated injury. During the past 20 years, two new minimally invasive reduction techniques have been described in an attempt to improve the prognosis, and their results have been reported. A meta-analysis of the recent literature with the focus on outcome, and a management algorithm for this rare fracture are presented.