Trauma Monthly

Published by: Kowsar

Longitudinal Overgrowth of the Forearm After Fracture Fixation with Flexible Intramedullary Nail: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Alireza Rouhani 1 , Ali Tabrizi 2 , * , Ahmadreza Afshar 2 and Asghar Elmi 1
Authors Information
1 Department of Orthopedics, Shohada Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Orthopedics, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: September 2018, 23 (5); e63088
  • Published Online: July 24, 2018
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: March 7, 2017
  • Revised: January 11, 2018
  • Accepted: January 27, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.63088

To Cite: Rouhani A, Tabrizi A, Afshar A, Elmi A. Longitudinal Overgrowth of the Forearm After Fracture Fixation with Flexible Intramedullary Nail: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Trauma Mon. 2018 ; 23(5):e63088. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.63088.

Copyright © 2018, Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
  • 1. Guitton TG, Van Dijk NC, Raaymakers EL, Ring D. Isolated diaphyseal fractures of the radius in skeletally immature patients. Hand (N Y). 2010;5(3):251-5. doi: 10.1007/s11552-009-9238-z. [PubMed: 19859772]. [PubMed Central: PMC2920389].
  • 2. Kelly BA, Shore BJ, Bae DS, Hedequist DJ, Glotzbecker MP. Pediatric forearm fractures with in situ intramedullary implants. J Child Orthop. 2016;10(4):321-7. doi: 10.1007/s11832-016-0746-4. [PubMed: 27271047]. [PubMed Central: PMC4940241].
  • 3. Stilli S, Magnani M, Lampasi M, Antonioli D, Bettuzzi C, Donzelli O. Remodelling and overgrowth after conservative treatment for femoral and tibial shaft fractures in children. Chir Organi Mov. 2008;91(1):13-9. doi: 10.1007/s12306-007-0003-6. [PubMed: 18320368].
  • 4. Dai CQ, Yang J, Guo XS, Sun LJ. Risk factors for limb overgrowth after the application of titanium elastic nailing in the treatment of pediatric femoral fracture. J Orthop Sci. 2015;20(5):844-8. doi: 10.1007/s00776-015-0739-z. [PubMed: 26201394].
  • 5. Teoh KH, Chee YH, Shortt N, Wilkinson G, Porter DE. An age- and sex-matched comparative study on both-bone diaphyseal paediatric forearm fracture. J Child Orthop. 2009;3(5):367-73. doi: 10.1007/s11832-009-0197-2. [PubMed: 19701786]. [PubMed Central: PMC2758177].
  • 6. Fernandez FF, Egenolf M, Carsten C, Holz F, Schneider S, Wentzensen A. Unstable diaphyseal fractures of both bones of the forearm in children: plate fixation versus intramedullary nailing. Injury. 2005;36(10):1210-6. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2005.03.004. [PubMed: 16122742].
  • 7. Kuo FC, Kuo SJ, Ko JY. Overgrowth of the femoral neck after hip fractures in children. J Orthop Surg Res. 2016;11(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s13018-016-0387-9. [PubMed: 27117929]. [PubMed Central: PMC4847264].
  • 8. de Pablos J, Franzreb M, Barrios C. Longitudinal growth pattern of the radius after forearm fractures conservatively treated in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 1994;14(4):492-5. [PubMed: 8077433].
  • 9. Williams AA, Szabo RM. Case report: Radial overgrowth and deformity after metaphyseal fracture fixation in a child. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005;(435):258-62. [PubMed: 15930948].
  • 10. Yu Z, Wang Y, Wang C. [The influence on radioulnar joints after single-bone fracture of the forearm in children]. Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 1996;34(4):209-11. [PubMed: 9387683].
  • 11. Fynn J, Waters P, Skaggs D. Rockwood and Wilkins' Fractures in Children. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2015.

Featured Image:

Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments