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Traumatic Bowing of the Forearm

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Traumatic Bowing of the Forearm, Forearm Bowing

  • Description
  1. Plastic deformation of radius and ulna
  • Mechanism
  1. Fall on an outstretched hand
  • Signs
  1. Bowing of ulna and radius or
  2. Fracture of one bone and bowing of the other
  • Radiology
  1. Forearm XRay
    1. Bone with bowing shows no Fracture
  • Management
  1. Young Children (under age 5 years old)
    1. Usually no reduction needed
  2. Older Children
    1. Angulation should be corrected
    2. Often necessitates general anesthesia