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Pediatric Radial Neck Fractures: When and How to Fix

Pring, Maya E. MD*,†

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: June 2012 - Volume 32 - Issue - p S14–S21
doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31824b251d
Trauma Supplement

This is a review of current evaluation and treatment recommendations for pediatric radial neck fractures, including a series of cases that were presented and reviewed by a panel at The Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America annual meeting 2010. We summarize the different published techniques for closed, percutaneous, and open reduction, and review when these techniques are recommended. The potential complications that can arise from radial neck fractures and their treatment are discussed.

*Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California

Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Maya E. Pring, MD, 3030 Children’s Way, Suite 410, San Diego, CA 92123. E-mail:

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.