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Fergal Monsell, Dalia Sepulveda

General Editor

Chris Colton

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1. Introduction

This is a rare injury.

If there is diagnostic doubt, screening by image intensification can be useful.

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2. Splint application

If this fracture is undisplaced and the patient and parents/carers are compliant, it can be managed with a removable splint, which is retained until symptoms resolve (2-3 weeks, depending on age).

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3. Follow-up

Follow-up is not necessary, but parents/carers are advised to return if symptoms deteriorate or fail to improve over a period of 1-2 weeks.

Rapid return to normal function should be expected.