2015, Number 1
Ortho-tips 2015; 11 (1)
Juanto M, Fernández E, Ramacciotti A, Fernández M, Franzolini M, Mussolini E
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ABSTRACTThe treatment of fractures in children's patients has been mostly orthopedic to mid 50's. Thereafter, and by multiple factors, among which we can mention the poor performance in some fractures in particular, the increase of osteosynthesis materials and the need for the rapid resettlement of patients to their usual activities; nowadays, more fractures are operated that should be. The most controversial fractures in osteosynthesis are those of the forearm, especially mideshaft; therefore, we present a review of the different variants of treatment, including those treated orthopedically. Both intramedullary nailing and plates with screws are used by most authors and, in our experience, either have advantages and complications, forcing us to choose one considering each particular case.