PAEDIATRIC TRAUMAThe treatment of radial neck fractures in children according to MétaizeauEndele, Sandra Maria; Wirth, Thomas; Eberhardt, Oliver; Fernandez, Francisco F.Author Information Department of Orthopedic and Trauma, Olgahospital Stuttgart, Baden-württemberg, Germany Correspondence to Dr Sandra Maria Endele, MD, Department of Orthopedic and Trauma, Olgahospital Stuttgart, Bismarkstrasse 8, 70176 Stuttgart, Baden-württemberg 70176, Germany Tel: +49 711 992 3001; fax: +49 711 992 3820; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2010 - Volume 19 - Issue 3 - p 246-255 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32833918c0 Buy Metrics Abstract Treatment of displaced radial neck fractures is challenging. Between 1993 and 2006, we treated 63 children using the closed intramedullary pin reduction technique according to Métaizeau in our department. In a retrospective study, associated injuries and complications were evaluated. Eighty-six percent of the patients could be contacted for follow-up questioning. Thirty-nine percent had associated injuries. All Judet II, III and most of type IV fractures could be treated with the closed method. Ninety-eight percent showed an excellent or good result according to Morrey, 90% to Métaizeau score. The closed intramedullary pin reduction technique proved to be an innovative minimal invasive technique for displaced radial neck fractures by allowing anatomical reconstruction and stable treatment. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.