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ACCEPTABILITY CRITERIA FOR REDUCTION IN PAEDIATRIC FRACTURES

Children’s fracture have a great capacity to remodel. Yet a few of them result into malunion and deformity. In fractures of upper humerus in a young child large magnitude of angulations can be accepted where as physeal injury of lower femur involving articular carilage needs nothing short of anatomical reduction. The factors affecting the acceptibiloity cliteria are age, Site of fracture, Involvement of growth plate and articular surface, direction of angulation in line with axis of joint movement, ability of joint nearby to compensate for the malunion etc…