Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Epiphyseal fracture: distal radius +- ulna

Contributor(s): Neil Burton

Introduction

  • Distal epiphyseal fracture +/- separation of growth plate(s).
  • Cause: trauma
  • Signs: lameness, valgus deviation/carriage of limb, shortening, subluxation of carpal and elbow joints.
  • Treatment: surgical.
  • Prognosis: good to guarded - depends on age at trauma as premature closure of growth plate(s) common which may result in an angular limb deformity.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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