The simultaneous occurrence of ipsilateral humerus and forearm fractures is common. During a 16 year period, we prospectively studies 22 children with fractures of the humerus and forearm. They consisted of 17 males and 5 females with an average age of 8.1 years (range; 1 to 14).
Clinical and radiographical results were acceptable in 21 children, fair in, and poor in 2.
The poor cases were cubitus varus deformity treated with rubber traction and external immobilization.