Traumatic Physeal Arrests at the Wrist Current Concept Review

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Laura Bellaire
Carley Vuillermin
Suzanne Steinman
Walter Truong
Donald Bae
Doug Wallace
Christine Ho


Fractures involving the physes of the distal forearm are exceedingly common in children, representing upwards of 1/3 of all pediatric fractures. These injuries are often amenable to closed treatment, but physeal injury can lead to premature arrest and significant related long-term sequela. Common practice guidelines have not been established amongst the pediatric orthopaedic community for radiographic monitoring, need for 3-dimensional imaging, and treatment algorithms in these injuries. This review seeks to outline the literature and share the perspective and methods of a panel of leading pediatric upper extremity experts in hopes of providing a framework for better understanding these injuries and treating their growth-related sequelae.

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Bellaire, L., Vuillermin, C., Steinman, S., Truong, W., Bae, D., Wallace, C. D., & Ho, C. (2021). Traumatic Physeal Arrests at the Wrist: Current Concept Review. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 3(2).
Upper Extremity