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It has been our unusual experience to encounter, within the brief space of three years, five cases which presented unique and identical fractures. Singularly, four cases were observed during a period of one month, and the fifth case, two and a half years later. The rarity of this condition and our failure to find similar reports after a thorough search through surgical and roentgenologic literature are the reasons for calling it to the attention of physicians.
The five cases that we observed occurred in children ranging between the ages of 6 and 10 years. In only two of these children was it possible to obtain any clear description of the nature of the trauma that occasioned the fracture, and accordingly the case records in three of the cases are incomplete, so far as they may assist in determining the mechanism by which this injury was sustained.
REPORT OF CASES
PHILIPS HB, GALLAND WI. LONGITUDINAL FRACTURE OF THE NECK OF THE RADIUS: AN UNUSUAL AND HITHERTO UNDESCRIBED FRACTURE: REPORT OF FIVE CASES. JAMA. 1927;88(17):1318–1319. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680430020008
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