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Medial Epicondyle Fracture of the Humerus Wheeless

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Description: - third most common pediatric elbow fracture (5-10%) (behind supracondylar and lateral condylar fractures);
- most common between ages of 9 and 14 years;
- mechanism of injury is valgus strain of the joint, producing traction on the medial epicondyle thru the flexor muscles
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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