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In reply to Dr Kennedy's comments Salter Harris IV and displaced
Salter Harris II fractures are seen in this population, these may be
initially interpreted as stable fractures but may require manipulation or
observation to avoid long term disability. Misdiagnosis may also occur
where a fracture is diagnosed in the absence of any bony injury.
Hamilton et al in commenting about use of removable splints in
childhood wrist fractures mention that there may be misdiagnoses in these
How on earth can a barely visible Taurus or greenstick fracture of a
child's wrist be anything but stable??