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Quick Picture Challenge

Picture Challenge contributed by Kristen Tee.

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A 3-year-old girl fell 2m from play equipment at the park and hurts her right arm. She is now very active and mobile. Her X-ray (above) shows a distal radius buckle fracture with 15 degrees angulation. Which one of the following is the most appropriate treatment?

  • Below-elbow cast for 6 weeks
  • Below-elbow cast backslab with review in 1 week
  • Above-elbow cast for 6 weeks
  • Above-elbow backslab with review in 1 week
  • Reduction of fracture and wrist splint for 3 weeks


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