Management of Pediatric Forearm Fractures
Author: Alex Lopyan, MD, MS
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In the context of the global pandemic, with patients more likely to avoid Emergency Departments, as well as these areas becoming overwhelmed, this study endeavors to determine the common practice of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons when evaluating pediatric patients with forearm and wrist fractures that require reduction. Specifically, when a reduction is required under procedural sedation, we hope to clarify what location (Emergency Department, trauma bay, procedure room, Operating Room) is commonly selected. Further, in these patients who present directly to the office, we similarly hope to clarify the location (ED, office, procedure room, OR) that is commonly selected to provide the most appropriate care.