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Neglected distal humeral epiphyseal injury - Two Case Reports

P Kumar, M Singh

Abstract




Distal humeral epiphyseal separation is an uncommon injury in children which can be missed or misdiagnosed at initial presentation. Awareness of this injury and appropriate radiological assessment helps in proper management. Neglected cases because of inappropriate diagnosis can result in cubitus varus deformity. Full range of movements of elbow can be achieved if properly diagnosed and managed. We present two cases of neglected distal humeral epiphyseal injury in children that resulted in cubitus varus deformity in one case. Full range of movements was achieved in both cases after proper management.

Keywords: Neglected epiphyseal injury; Cubitus varus; Diagnosis; Treatment

Internet Journal of Medical Update Vol. 3 (2) 2008: pp. 53-55



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijmu.v3i2.39865
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