Forearm and Wrist Fractures

This summer, in honor of the 7th anniversary of PEMBlog and PEM Currents I will be releasing a mini-season of fracture focused podcasts.

This episode focuses on radius and ulna fractures, including buckle, greenstick, physis and more! learn about the neurovascular assessment of the upper extremity and general management pearls for some of the most common injuries that you will see in the Pediatric Emergency Department.

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Douma-den Hamer D, Blanker MH, Edens MA, et al. Ultrasound for Distal Forearm Fracture: A Systematic Review and Diagnostic Meta-Analysis. PLoS One 2016; 11:e0155659.