[Meticulous approach of the distal numeral epiphyseal fractures]

Rev Med Suisse. 2010 Dec 22;6(276):2448-53.
[Article in French]


Epiphyseal fractures of the distal humerus and their treatment are common, source of many complications that may be immediate but also delayed. If the families accept the possibility of trauma to their child as part of his leisure activities or sports at times intense, they are much more intolerant if their child does not return after injury and repair, optimal function and physical performance unchanged. This intolerance, faced with the trauma but not its consequences, requires us to be particularly careful in the information given to the patient but also in monitoring the first few weeks. The treatment of epiphyseal fractures remains difficult and must be performed by trained teams, aware of the subtleties of pathology. It is essential to organize close monitoring and critical to be able to correct errors or secondary displacement in the first 15 days.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Epiphyses / injuries
  • Humans
  • Humeral Fractures / diagnosis*
  • Humeral Fractures / therapy*