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J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jun;32 Suppl 1:S25-31. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31824b2582.

Pediatric finger fractures: which ones turn ugly?

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA. roger.cornwall@cchmc.org

Abstract

The majority of pediatric finger fractures can be treated by closed means with expected excellent outcomes. However, a subset of fractures can turn "ugly," with complications such as growth arrest, malunion, and joint dysfunction if not recognized and treated appropriately. The present paper discusses several fractures in a child's fingers that can cause substantial problems if not recognized promptly, highlighting important themes in the evaluation and treatment of a child's injured finger.

PMID:
22588100
DOI:
10.1097/BPO.0b013e31824b2582
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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