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History: child with limited range of motion in his right forearm. What is your diagnosis? Comment and share below!
History: 10 year old male status post fall. This is the appearance of a both bone forearm fracture in the pediatric patient. The most common mechanism is fall on an outstretched hand, sometimes referred to as FOOSH; however, this mechanism of injury typically causes other types of distal forearm fractures such as a Colles fracture or … Continue reading
History: infant who died shortly after birth Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, is a congenital bone disorder characterized by brittle bones that are prone to fracture. People with OI are born with defective connective tissue, or without the ability to make it, usually because of a deficiency of type I collagen. On … Continue reading
History: Adolescent boy with hand pain. This is called a boxer fracture, which is a transverse fracture through the fifth metacarpal neck. Only the collateral ligaments remain attached, and therefore the typical finding is volar angulation (or dorsal apex angulation) of the metacarpal head. Boxer’s Fracture Causes Boxer’s fractures received their name from one of … Continue reading
History: child with limited range of motion of the right forearm. This is a radial head dislocation with acute plastic bowing of the ulna. Acute plastic bowing is a plastic response to a longitudinal stress that is frequently seen in young children ages 2-5 years old. In the image above, normally the ulnar cortical surface … Continue reading