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Chir Main. 2009 Feb;28(1):42-5. doi: 10.1016/j.main.2008.11.004. Epub 2008 Dec 11.

[Combined fracture of the distal radius and scaphoid in children. Report of two cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique, hôpital Fattouma-Bourguiba, Monastir, Tunisia. zrigmak@yahoo.fr


The authors report two cases of concomitant scaphoid and distal radial fractures, a rare combination of lesions in children. The first case was in a 14-year-old boy who presented a midscaphoid fracture associated with a distal forearm fracture. The second case concerned a 13-year-old boy who presented a midscaphoid fracture associated with a Salter type II distal radial fracture. Both fractures were reduced under general anaesthesia. The total period of immobilisation was 3 months, using a large arm thumb cast. Associated scaphoid fractures should be suspected with all types of distal forearm injuries in children. Reduction of the radius fracture should be done carefully to avoid possible displacement of the scaphoid fracture.

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