Navigation Links
AAOS issues new clinical practice guideline for treating common elbow fractures in children
Date:11/16/2011

t a pulse is to gently realign the arm. Once the fracture is put back into the proper position and established, circulation will likely recover.

  • However, sometimes there is still no pulse in the arm following realignment. This can occur with or without adequate blood flow. The guideline recommends the surgical "exploration" of the blood vessels and nerves in front of the elbow in patients with no wrist pulse, if the hand remains cold and underperfused (without adequate blood flow), to "ensure survival of the tissues in the arm and hand." In these rare instances, further surgery may be necessary "to prevent rare, but serious, limb threatening and life threatening consequences," according to the guideline.

    The guideline states: "If the hand feels warm, has color from circulation that you can see, and the child can move the muscles of the forearm and demonstrate some motion, then there is evidence that tissues are being nourished despite the absent pulse." The guideline does not specifically recommend surgery or observation in these cases.

    "Ultimately, each physician must evaluate his or her patient's condition and circumstance and figure out 'how do I best treat this child," added Dr. Howard.


    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Lauren Pearson
    pearson@aaos.org
    847-384-4031
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2

    Related medicine news :

    1. Majority of Americans Approve of President Obamas Handling of Afghanistan and National Security But Disapprove of Handling of Economic Issues, Per Franklin & Marshall College Poll With Hearst Television
    2. American Red Cross Issues One-Month Progress Report for Haiti Earthquake
    3. New study suggests stem cells sabotage their own DNA to produce new tissues
    4. One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
    5. The Ensign Group Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Adjusted Earnings of $0.43 Per Share; Issues 2010 Guidance
    6. FDA Issues Warning on Key Asthma Drugs
    7. Toyota Recalls Raise Awareness of Vehicle Safety Issues, Risks of Accidents from Driving Defective Automobiles
    8. CHIME Issues Comments on EHR Incentive Program
    9. Americans Weigh in on Skincare Issues
    10. Illinois State Senator Cullerton Recognized for Advocacy Work on Mental Health Issues
    11. ATS issues statement on disorder of respiratory and autonomic nervous system regulation
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/23/2014)... The age spots, wrinkles and puffy eyes that can be ... now explored in a new guide posted at the Cherry ... over 30 are introduced in the guide as well as ... of creams as an alternative to surgery is one method ... the information in the new guide. Because there are hundreds ...
    (Date:7/23/2014)... young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the ... cancer according to research published in the British ... the Childhood Cancer Research Group at the University of ... 1963 and 2006 among those who were under 25 ... difference was found in cancer incidence from 1991-2006 between ...
    (Date:7/23/2014)... scientist from the University of Exeter has developed ... diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks ... bone marrow transplant recipients. , The lateral-flow device ... pulmonary aspergillosis, a notoriously difficult to diagnose disease ... , Invasive aspergillosis is a leading ...
    (Date:7/23/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, ... have been exposed to some form of childhood trauma than ... finding seems to apply solely to military men, not women. ... a cause for concern, given that early childhood exposure to ... civilian population has been linked to a higher adult risk ...
    (Date:7/23/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July ... American children and teens look in the mirror and ... reported Wednesday. "Being overweight or obese is associated ... high cholesterol and diabetes," said lead researcher Neda Sarafrazi, ... Control and Prevention,s National Center for Health Statistics. ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Eye Creams for Women Over 30 Detailed in Published Guide at News Website Online 2Health News:New device detects deadly lung disease 2Health News:Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds 2Health News:Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds 3Health News:Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are 2Health News:Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are 3
    ... to begin studies about a vaccine that makes a person ... the name of the vaccine is undergoing trials, and if ... 2 years time. ,The vaccine targets the pleasure ... results in obliterating the urge to smoke. The vaccine is ...
    ... injury by maintaining Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP) levels in ... an antibiotic (used to trigger organ survival in transplant ... heart tissue damage after an acute heart attack might ... issue of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, ...
    ... at Stanford’s School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s ... cause for mental retardation//in Down syndrome, in a gene ... normally, affecting attention, and memory. ,The researchers ... have identified a gene that, if over-produced, could cause ...
    ... Service suggests that reducing the dose of radiation for patients ... It is estimated that cancers caused by X-rays kill 780 ... said that many new devices that use X-rays to push ... sufficiently tested and their efficacy and safety remains unknown. ...
    ... For the first time in China, doctors have successfully ... a taboo on taking organs from people whom Chinese ... the first transplant with a heart extracted from a ... ethical significance," Chen Zhonghua, director of Institute of Organ ...
    ... cause diabetes in children and young adults, say scientists who ... people //with type 1 diabetes in Britain's Yorkshire county. ... any insulin to control levels of sugar in the blood, ... ,The researchers led by Dr Richard McNally from Leeds ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:Antibiotic Proved Protective against Heart Tissue Damage and Cell Death – Research Find 2Health News:Stanford Researchers Identify A Gene Causing Downs Syndrome 2
    (Date:7/23/2014)...  The management team at Columbia Laboratories, Inc. ... conference call on July 31, 2014, to discuss ... 30, 2014.  The call details are as follows:Date: ... EDTDial-in numbers: , Toll free: (877) 870-4263 (U.S.), ... archive): , www.columbialabs.com , under ,Investor, or ...
    (Date:7/23/2014)... ORANGE, Calif. , July 23, 2014 ... will gather in Las Vegas ... event. Spearheaded by educator, author, forward thinker and private ... to bring experts together to candidly discuss clinical and ... two day event is a unique opportunity to welcome ...
    (Date:7/23/2014)... , July 23, 2014  Silk Road ... the transcarotid treatment of intra- and extra-cranial cerebrovascular ... P. Wallace to the position of Chief ... lead the company,s Research and Development efforts across ... Prior to joining Silk Road ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Columbia Laboratories to Discuss Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results on July 31st Conference Call 22014 DOCtalk Registration Now Open 22014 DOCtalk Registration Now Open 3Silk Road Medical Appoints Ground Breaking Innovator as Chief Technology Officer 2Silk Road Medical Appoints Ground Breaking Innovator as Chief Technology Officer 3
    ... Analyzes the Effectiveness and Safety of Statin Use for Those Who Need It , ... Recommendations for Choosing a ,Best Buy, Statin and Strategies for ... YONKERS, N.Y. , June 29 ... ) caution that the benefits of statin use by children and some women may ...
    ... Initiative Launched on Biosafety , , ... WASHINGTON , June 29 Remember chemistry sets, ham radio, amateur ... 2,000 people from around the world belong to the Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) community, ... bio-monitoring, to new treatments for diseases. , ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:Consumer Reports Health Questions Use of Statins By Children and Some Women 2Consumer Reports Health Questions Use of Statins By Children and Some Women 3Consumer Reports Health Questions Use of Statins By Children and Some Women 4Consumer Reports Health Questions Use of Statins By Children and Some Women 5Consumer Reports Health Questions Use of Statins By Children and Some Women 6Consumer Reports Health Questions Use of Statins By Children and Some Women 7Responsible Science for Do-It-Yourself Biologists 2
    ... The Self-Cath family of ... patients a variety of ... Each catheter is ... grade PVC and has ...
    ... The Self-Cath family of ... patients a variety of ... Each catheter is ... grade PVC and has ...
    IMMCO ANA Elisa meets the guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis and monitoring of systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases intended for the use of clinical pathologists and laboratory physicians....
    ... is engineered to distribute contact pressure evenly over ... back, to maximize stability and patient comfort. ... readily conformable to patient anatomy, to provide a ... wool liner is standard on both units, as ...
    Medicine Products: