Closed Intramedullary Nailing of Forearm Fractures in Young Patients
Moshe Salai, Eyal Segal, Yehuda Amit, Aharon Chechick
Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
Forearm bone fractures are commonly the result of falling on the outstretched hand or of direct injury. The preferred treatment is debated. The possible modalities are: application of a cast, often necessitating repeated manipulations; open reposition and fixation by plates and screws; or closed manipulation and closed intramedullary nailing. We present our favorable results in treating these fractures in young patients by closed intramedullary nailing, and compare them with the unfavorable results of this method in mature adults.