Fractures of the pediatric elbow and shoulder

Reeti R. Douglas, Christine A. Ho

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Abstract

Although most pediatric elbow and shoulder injuries heal rapidly with very little sequelae and minimal need for formal therapy, pediatric elite-level athletes often demand early and full return of elbow and shoulder motion. Problematic injuries in our practice include supracondylar humerus fractures, medial epicondyle fractures, olecranon stress fractures, posttraumatic elbow stiffness, clavicle fractures, and proximal humerus fractures. In addition, pediatric humeral shaft fractures benefit from custom-made humeral fracture cuffs to allow for accurate sizing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Hand Therapy
PublisherElsevier
Pages259-272
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780323530910
ISBN (Print)9780323530934
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Elbow
  • Humerus
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pediatric fracture
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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