When to Suspect DRUJ's Instability in Children? Case Report of a Rare Presentation of Distal Forearm Fractures.

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serval:BIB_DBBF9B09E6E1
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Title
When to Suspect DRUJ's Instability in Children? Case Report of a Rare Presentation of Distal Forearm Fractures.
Journal
European journal of pediatric surgery reports
Author(s)
Saugy C.A., Bregou A.B.
ISSN
2194-7619 (Print)
ISSN-L
2194-7619
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
1
Pages
e73-e75
Language
english
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Publication types: Case Reports
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Pediatric displaced distal metaphyseal ulnar fractures and distal radial buckle fractures are common. However, to the best of our knowledge, their association has never been specifically reported. Thus, classification and management of this pattern remain challenging especially in young children. Distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ)'s assessment is difficult. A Galeazzi-equivalent injury should be suspected. We report the case of a 2-year-old boy who presented the above-mentioned association of forearm fractures and compare our management with actual recommendations. We would recommend a low-suspicion threshold for DRUJ's instability in young children presenting with displaced distal metaphyseal ulnar fracture associated with distal radial buckle fracture. That suspicion should raise the necessity of appropriate treatment and follow-up.
Keywords
Children, Forearm fracture, Galeazzi-equivalent injury, distal radioulnar joint
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