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Pediatric Distal Double Bone Forearm Fracture Remodeling

Berg, Eugene E.

Orthopaedic Nursing:
Radiology Review
Abstract

Children's bones differ from those of adults in their capacity for ongoing growth and their ability to adapt to a changing body habitus. Similarly, pediatric fractures generally heal more rapidly and have the ability to reshape deformities, a process known as remodeling. The following case exemplifies the remodeling process of a distal radius fracture over time.

Author Information

Eugene E. Berg, MD, FACS, N. H. Bone & Joint Institute, Bedford.

© 2005 National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses