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Comparative elbow radiographs in children
  1. C H Choo,
  2. C Moulton
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 C H Choo
 Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR, UK; cdegoede{at}doctors.org.uk

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Trauma to the developing skeleton in children is common, and elbow fractures account for 20–40% of all fractures. It has been demonstrated that the initial physical examination of upper extremities for gross deformity and point tenderness has a diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of 81% and 82%, respectively,1 leaving a significant percentage of fractures dependent on x ray for …

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