Thursday, December 10, 2009

Angulation and Healing in Children's Fractures

Children's bones heal better if angulation is in the plane of motion of the adjacent joint. For example, a tibial fracture with anterior or posterior angulation (sagittal plane=plane of motion of knee) heals better than one with varus or valgus angulation (coronal plane).


Musculoskeletal Radiology: The Requisites. Third edition. Chapter 3, page 49.

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