Orthopedics- Upper extremity # 4

Posted on: April 9, 2019, by :

Jennifer I Chapman, Children’s National Medical Center

This 10yo child tripped while playing in the yard at school. He has pain over his distal forearm, with mild swelling over same. Xrays from your triage colleague are obtained:

Forearm AP
Forearm lateral

The Orthopedic faculty will provide clinical pearls around forearm injuries next week.
Thank you!

Jennifer Chapman

Attending in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Fellowship Director at Children's National Health System
After some years in Montreal (go Canadiens!), Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, Jennifer returned to the city in which she grew up. She has had the opportunity to travel to wonderful countries including China, Swaziland, and Armenia to both practice and teach pediatrics. She traces her love for international health to her father, on the one hand, whose work as a diplomat took her to Laos and France and to her mother, on the other, who raised her 3 children with a passionate belief in the oneness of all people.
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  1. This looks like an isolated, stable torus/buckle fracture of the dorsolateral cortex of the distal radius that should heal just fine with a removable (Velcro) wrist splint. I’d recommend 2-4 week f/u with repeat Xray to assure healing, but not sure that needs to be with Orthopedics if the PMD felt comfortable.

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