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Source: Contemporary Pediatrics

The answer to this question appears to be no, according to a retrospective study in 426 children aged younger than 15 years who were treated nonoperatively at 3 tertiary pediatric hospitals for a forearm fracture in both bones. Investigators reviewed patients’ radiographs, including angulation, translation, and percent translation of both the ulna and radius. They documented the treatment course, number of days in a cast, and return to full activity for each fracture and, to document refractures, examined each medical record for 2 years following the initial injury.

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