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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2017, Volume 3 Issue 3

Percutaneous pinning in displaced supracondylar fracture of humerus in children

Author(s): Dr. Anvesh Gattu and Dr. BLS Kumar Babu
Abstract: Introduction: Supracondylar fracture is the fracture involving the lower end of the humerus through the coronoid and olecranon fossae, or just above the fossae or through the metaphysis of the humerus. These fractures can be divided into extension type and flexion type of fracture. The extension type of fractures constitutes about 98% and flexion type is rare constituting 2% of supracondylar fractures.
Methodology: All the patients attending emergency department and outpatient department were examined according to the protocol. Any associated features were noted. All the patients were subjected for antero posterior and lateral views of elbow X ray. The fractures were then classified according to Gartland classification
Results: About 96.7% of the children had excellent results and 3.3% had unsatisfactory results.
Conclusion: The supracondylar fractures were common in 10 – 12 years age group and male children were affected more than females. The rates of complication were low in this study and ranges of movements were almost normal in majority of the patients.
Pages: 156-160  |  562 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anvesh Gattu and Dr. BLS Kumar Babu. Percutaneous pinning in displaced supracondylar fracture of humerus in children. International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences. 2017; 3(3): 156-160. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i3c.25