I. Description

  1. Plastic deformation of radius and ulna

II. Mechanism

  1. Fall on an outstretched hand

III. Signs

  1. Bowing of ulna and radius or
  2. Fracture of one bone and bowing of the other

IV. Radiology

  1. Forearm XRay
    1. Bone with bowing shows no Fracture

V. Management

  1. Young Children (under age 5 years old)
    1. Usually no reduction needed
  2. Older Children
    1. Angulation should be corrected
    2. Often necessitates general anesthesia

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