Supracondylar fractures. The supracondylar fracture is the most common pediatric elbow fracture (60%) with the average age of 6.7 years and rarely seen after age 15 years.See the image below.What is a pediatric fracture?
Pediatric fractures. Salter-Harris fractures are fractures of the epiphyseal plate, also known as the growth plate or the physis of long bones. These fractures only arise in children and adolescents, whose skeletal growth is not yet complete. Salter-Harris fractures are classified into 5 types according to the extent of damage to...What is radial shaft fracture?
Radial Shaft Fractures. An isolated fracture of the radial shaft is an unusual injury. More commonly, fractures of the radial shaft are associated with injury to the ulna (see 'both bones forearm fracture' below) or injury to one of the joints around the wrist (Galeazzi fracture).What is a broken radius?
In most instances, the broken arm will be able to be treated in the emergency department. Most fractures will need to have a splint or partial cast applied to stabilize the broken bones. In addition to splinting the broken arm, the physician will prescribe medicines for pain control and ice to decrease swelling.