Pediatric Variants of the Transolecranon Fracture Dislocation
The Journal of Hand Surgery, 05/09/2012
Butler MA et al. – The authors found 2 pediatric variants to the injury pattern and determined that tension band constructs can successfully be used to treat certain pediatric transolecranon fracture dislocations. The pediatric variants identified in this report are fracture dislocations with associated medial epicondyle fracture and radial neck fracture. The authors recommend a heightened vigilance in looking for a fracture through the ulna when an anterior dislocation is present, as physeal injuries can be challenging to see on plain radiographs.