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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2006;30(4):409-412.
Epiphyseal Fracture-Separation of the Distal Humerus Suspected Brachial Plexus Injury : A case report.
Mok, Sung Kyun , Lee, Han Yong , Kim, Joon Sung , Hong, Bo Young , Kwon, Jeong Yi
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea. jeong_yi@hotmail.com
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea.
상완신경총 마비로 의심되었던 상완골 원위 골단의 골절-분리 ⁣증례 보고⁣
목성균, 이한용1, 김준성, 홍보영, 권정이
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1정형외과학교실
The epiphyseal fracture-separation of the distal humerus is extremely rare injury in neonates. It is frequently misdiagnosed as a elbow dislocation owing to the invisible cartilagenous portion of the distal humerus in roentgenograms. We described a case, 9-day-old neonate with finally diagnosed the Salter-Harris type 1 injury of the distal humeral epiphysis. He was referred for further evaluation of 'refusal to use the left arm' from a local clinic. The injury had initially misdiagnosed as normal roentgenograms by a local orthopedic specialist, so we preferentially give an impression of the brachial plexus injury or the hemiplegic cerebral palsy. But electromyography and brain magnetic resonance imaging were negative findings. A neonate was referred to the pediatric orthopedic subspecialist and properly diagnosed. He was treated with the closed reduction and the percutaneous pinning. No complication has occurred. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2006; 30: 409-412)
Key Words: Epiphyseal separation, Brachial plexopathy, Neonate


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