JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques (EST), in collaboration with CORTICES and with the support of POSNA, is pleased to present the “JBJS EST Pediatric Trauma Collection,” an online resource of video-based articles demonstrating the surgical treatment of both common and less frequently encountered fractures in children. The collection features longstanding and cutting-edge procedures that can be utilized at the point of care by on-call physicians, whether pediatric orthopaedists or generalists, to improve fracture management in this important population. 

The surgical treatment of fractures in a pediatric population requires a substantially different approach from that in the adult population. The surgeon must focus on the dynamic properties of the immature skeleton, balancing the potential for further growth with the need to stably fix the fracture.  

Articles in the series provide up-close video guidance on the steps of each procedure along with summary text, expected outcomes, important tips, and related references for further reading.  

The articles are freely available at JBJS.org for a limited time. Click here to access the full collection. Or use the following links to access individual articles of interest within the series: 

Editorial by Keith Baldwin, MD and EST Editor Edward Cheng, MD 

Beyond the Supracondylar Humeral Fracture: Treating Common and Enigmatic Fractures in Children 

Shoulder and Upper Extremity 

Open Reduction and Suture Fixation of Acute Sternoclavicular Fracture-Dislocations in Children 

Open Reduction and Pin Fixation of Pediatric Lateral Humeral Condyle Fractures 

Closed Reduction of Pediatric Distal Radial Fractures and Epiphyseal Separations 

Elastic Intramedullary Nailing of Pediatric Both-Bone Forearm Fractures 

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pediatric Medial Epicondylar Humeral Fractures in the Prone Position 

Intramedullary Ulnar Fixation for the Treatment of Monteggia Fracture 

Lower Extremity 

Elastic Stable Intramedullary Nailing of Pediatric Tibial Fractures 

Flexible Intramedullary Nailing of Pediatric Femoral Fractures 

Screw Fixation of Pediatric Tibial Tubercle Fractures 

Open Reduction and Internal Screw Fixation of Transitional Ankle Fractures in Adolescents 

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques is the premier online journal describing how to perform orthopaedic surgical procedures, verified by evidence-based outcomes, vetted by peer review, and utilizing video to optimize the educational experience, thereby enhancing patient care. 

CORTICES (Children’s ORthopaedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence-based Study) is a collaboration of pediatric orthopedic surgeons dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and value in the management of emergent orthopaedic conditions through education, research, and development of optimal care guidelines. 

POSNA (Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) is a not-for-profit professional organization of over 1,400 surgeons, physicians, and allied health members passionately dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal care for children and adolescents through education, research, quality, safety and value initiatives, advocacy, and global outreach to children in underserved areas. 

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