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Proximal fractures of the forearm in children

Paula Schweich, MD
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Susan B Torrey, MD
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James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


This topic will discuss the evaluation and management of proximal fractures of the forearm in children.

Other forearm or elbow fractures are discussed separately:

(See "Midshaft forearm fractures in children" and "Distal forearm fractures in children: Initial management".)

(See "Evaluation and management of condylar elbow fractures in children" and "Epicondylar and transphyseal elbow fractures in children" and "Evaluation and management of supracondylar fractures in children".)


Proximal forearm fractures are a subset of elbow fractures. They include radial head and neck fractures, ulnar olecranon, ulnar coronoid process fractures, and Monteggia fractures.

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