Journal article

Paediatric elbow injuries. Part 2: Assessment of paediatric elbow X-rays, identification and management of supracondylar fractures

J Bates-Smith, D Crellin

Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal | Published : 2011


This is the second of a two part series to address simple elbow injuries in children. The first in this series described the assessment of the injured elbow and identification and management of a pulled elbow. The focus of this paper is the differences between children's and adults' bones and the radiographic features that are unique to the paediatric elbow. Using a case study the features of supracondylar fractures and the management of this injury will be described. © 2011 College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd.

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