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Surgical interventions for diaphyseal fractures of the radius and ulna in children

  1. Alwyn Abraham1,*,
  2. Sujit Kumar2,
  3. Samena Chaudhry3,
  4. Talal Ibrahim4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group

Published Online: 9 NOV 2011

Assessed as up-to-date: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007907.pub2


How to Cite

Abraham A, Kumar S, Chaudhry S, Ibrahim T. Surgical interventions for diaphyseal fractures of the radius and ulna in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD007907. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007907.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Leicester, UK

  2. 2

    The County Hospital, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Hereford, UK

  3. 3

    Selly Oak Hospital, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Birmingham, UK

  4. 4

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Leicester, UK

*Alwyn Abraham, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Ward 14, Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW, UK. alwyn.abraham@uhl-tr.nhs.uk. alwynabraham2010@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 9 NOV 2011

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References

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. References to ongoing studies
  3. Additional references
Agarwal 2004 {published data only}
  • Agarwal A, Hammer A, Deep K, Morar Y, Jones CB, Nascone JW. Is elastic intramedullary nailing technique better in children? A prospective randomised trial [abstract]. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2006 Mar 22-26; Chicago. 2006.
  • Agarwal A, Hammer AJ, Deep D, Morar Y. Is elastic intramedullary nailing technique better in children? A prospective randomized trial [abstract]. European Journal of Trauma 2004;30(3):214.
  • Agarwal A, Selven, Hammer AJ, Deep K, Morar Y. Is elastic intramedullary nailing technique better in children? A prospective randomised trial [abstract]. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume 2006;88 Suppl 1:119.
  • Hammer A. Personal correspondence 2010.
Bhaskar 2001 {published data only}
  • Bhaskar AR, Roberts JA. Treatment of unstable fractures of the forearm in children. Is plating of a single bone adequate?. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume 2001;83(2):253-8.
Collinge 2000 {published data only}
  • Collinge CA, Herscovici D Jr. Open reduction and plating vs. intramedullary nailing for diaphyseal forearm fractures: A prospective randomized study [abstract]. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2000;14(2):121.
Fernandez 2005 {published data only}
  • Fernandez FF, Egenolf M, Carsten C, Holz F, Schneider S, Wentzensen A. Unstable diaphyseal fractures of both bones of the forearm in children: Plate fixation versus intramedullary nailing. Injury 2005;36(10):1210-6.
Hertlein 2000 {published data only}
  • Hertlein H. Aidelsburger P. Huber A. Hartl WH. Andress HJ. Unstable pediatric femoral and forearm shaft fractures. Comparison between conservative treatment and stable intramedullary nailing [Instabile kindliche Femur- und Unterarmschaftfrakturen. Vergleich zwischen konservativer Behandlung und stabiler intramedullarer Schienung]. Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie 2000;125(9):756-62.
Johari 1999 {published data only}
Jubel 2005 {published data only}
  • Jubel A, Andermahr J, Isenberg J, Bergmann H, Prokop A, Rehm KE. Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) for forearm fractures in children [Die elastisch stabile intramedullare nagelung (ESIN) instabiler kindlicher unterarmfrakturen]. Aktuelle Traumatologie 2004;34(3):111-6.
  • Jubel A, Andermahr J, Isenberg J, Issavand A, Prokop A, Rehm KE. Outcomes and complications of elastic stable intramedullary nailing for forearm fractures in children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B 2005;14(5):375-80.
Kucukkaya 2004 {published data only}
  • Kucukkaya M, Kabukcuoglu Y, Tezer M, Eren T, Kuzgun U. The application of open intramedullary fixation in the treatment of pediatric radial and ulnar shaft fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2002;16(5):340-4.
Lascombes 2005 {published data only}
  • Lascombes P, Hamel A, Geffroy L, Sales De Gauzy J, Abid A, Gicquel P, et al. Forearm shaft fractures. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Reparatrice de l'Appareil Moteur 2005;91(5 Suppl):2S97-2S135.
Luhmann 1998 {published data only}
Majed 2007 {published data only}
Myers 2004 {published data only}
  • Myers GJC, Gibbons PJ, Glithero PR. Nancy nailing of diaphyseal forearm fractures: Single bone fixation for fractures of both bones. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume 2004;86(4):581-4.
Roy 1990 {published data only}
Schmittenbecher 2008 {published data only}
  • Schmittenbecher PP, Fitze G, Godeke J, Kraus R, Schneidmuller D. Delayed healing of forearm shaft fractures in children after intramedullary nailing. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2008;28(3):303-6.

References to ongoing studies

  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. References to ongoing studies
  3. Additional references
Colaris {unpublished data only}
  • Colaris, J. Treatment of unstable both-bone midshaft forearm fractures in children: A randomized trial between 1 and 2 elastic stable intramedullary nails. http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00314587 (accessed 31 March 2011).
  • Colaris J. personal communication June 23 2011.

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  1. References to studies excluded from this review
  2. References to ongoing studies
  3. Additional references
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Rennie 2007
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