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Elbow injuries in Children - introduction


  • 8% of fractures in children

  • 2nd most common area of injury in children

  • more common in boys

  • more common in summer



  • At birth some areas remain unossified (See diagram)


Order of appearance of ossification centres: (Trochlear epiphysis can be fragmented)





 Medial epicondyle









 Lateral epicondyle  


Order of fusion of ossification centres :

Axis of elbow joint bisects the angle formed by the long axis of the upper arm and forearm to enable the long axis of the forearm to be parallel to the upper arm on flexion.

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